[Tagging] airstrip vs runway

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 21:35:11 UTC 2017

On 10-Oct-17 02:24 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>     If the same runway-like feature needs
>     to be tagged differently depending on if it is located within an
>     airport of not (by whatever definition of airport) that is not a very
>     good idea for tagging.
> I didn't write this definition, but to me it seems to be intended as a 
> shortcut to say: "within a managed structure, with associated 
> infrastructure, managed, etc.", so clearly the "same" runway in an 
> airport and without any airport in proximity is not the "same" thing.
> more constructively, you have suggested to tag airstrips as kind of 
> runway, what about tagging them as kind of aerodrome? There are 
> "already" 14 instances of
> aerodrome:type=airstrip
> in the data, while the runway key is mostly used for parts of the 
> runway (like blast pads).

In these 'airstips' there are no services - taxiways, etc.
I simply tag them as aeroway=runway.
But without any other areoway tags. So they don't get areoway=areodrome 
nor anything else.
If they have services for aircraft then I'd add other tags.
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