[Tagging] highspeed=yes

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 08:49:15 UTC 2017

On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 11:42:23PM +0200, Michael Reichert wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a small dispute with user flierfy about the usage of
> highspeed=yes and would like to ask for your opinions. [1]
> I think that highspeed=yes should only be use that tracks whose speed
> limit is above a certain minimum speed (On The Ground Rule). The speed
> might vary between countries.
> flierfy thinks that the whole railway line should be tagged from its
> beginning to its end if it contains one part which qualifies for
> highspeed=yes.

without a proper definition there is no way to resolve your dispute
and the tag is unverifyable and of limitted use as is.

Presumably when exact speed limits will be mapped in the ideal case
what is the use of this tag? 
Just to say that it is called "Hochgeschwindigkeitsstrekce" in German, 
or is there something more implied like special traffic rules, special 
signaling, freight train exclusion?
Perhaps all this properties should be tagged in separately?


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