[Tagging] highspeed=yes

Michael Reichert nakaner at gmx.net
Tue Jul 11 06:06:32 UTC 2017

Hi Martin,

Am 11.07.2017 um 01:27 schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer:
>> On 10. Jul 2017, at 23:42, Michael Reichert <nakaner at gmx.net> wrote:
>> The main question is:
>> Shold the whole line (the definition of "line" is a different discussion
>> worth) get highspeed=yes or only the parts which are suitable for high
>> speeds due to large curve radius, special signalling and train
>> protection etc.? What is your opinion?
> What is a "line" in osm tags?
> If you map a specific train connection (route=train) it would apply to the whole thing, if you tag a piece of rail (route=railway or railway=rail) I would only put it on those parts that are suitable for highspeed trains.

Line in this context refers to all railway tracks between two stations
except sidings, yards, spurs etc. (i.e. all tracks which would get usage=*).

Best regards


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