[Tagging] reviving hollow way

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 09:58:31 UTC 2018


>
> Hi Joost
> As a native English speaker I have never heard the term Hollow Way,
> however reading the description it seems that this proposal is describing
> what is called a Sunken Lane.
>
> I would avoid cutting as that implies something that has been cut
> deliberately for the construction of a motorway, railway or canal etc.
>

+1

I have never seen the term hollow_way either.

Dave

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 4:51 PM, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 19/02/2018 09:00, Philip Barnes wrote:
>
>> Hi Joost
>> As a native English speaker I have never heard the term Hollow Way,
>> however reading the description it seems that this proposal is describing
>> what is called a Sunken Lane.
>>
>> I would avoid cutting as that implies something that has been cut
>> deliberately for the construction of a motorway, railway or canal etc.
>>
>
> The map https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/historic=hollow_way#map
> suggests that it's been used in Germany by people who think it's an English
> term.
>
> It's not really used at all in modern English - there are a few placenames
> called "Holloway" (the one in Derbyshire might be named after the top bit
> of https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/127047259 ) so it doesn't really
> make sense to "approve" it as a tag.  If people want to use it locally -
> fine - and if renderers locally want to use it also fine (under the "any
> tags you like" principle).
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Andy
>
>
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