[Tagging] Light rail station tagging

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Nov 20 09:46:14 UTC 2016


On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 11:00 PM, Michael Tsang <miklcct at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I tagged the public_transport=stop_position's on the light rail network
> in my
> region with railway=tram_stop, because the wiki mentions that "Insert a
> node
> with railway=tram_stop and name=* on the tram track (railway=tram) at the
> position where the stop is located." However, the light rail stations
> actually
> resembles "railway halts" (the layout is exactly the same as the image in
> the
> wiki, with only the station building missing), and I have also put a
> "railway=halt" (or "railway=station" for stations with switches) in the
> middle.
>
> This changeset attracted a comment "railway=tram_stop is probably a bad
> idea
> for the stop positions, causes rendering mess. Maybe better just to use
> railway=stop". What's the generally accepted practice for tagging light
> rail
> stations which resembles "railway stations" or "railway halts"?
>

Portland, Oregon has at least a hundred examples, if you want to scroll
around that light rail system.
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