[Tagging] railway=platform nodes at tram stops

Selfish Seahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 20:17:13 UTC 2018


iD's new 'Tram Stop / Platform' preset adds a `railway=platform` tag
even on nodes. I thought this were a bug [^1], but the wiki [^2] says:

> platforms: `public_transport=platform` + `railway=platform` If the platform is just a pole with a sign and the tram stops on the road without a physical platform, use a single node to map the "platform".

It seems wrong to me to tag a tram stop (not the stop position) with
`railway=platform` if there is no platform, but only a sidewalk or not
even that. (It's strange enough already that
`public_transport=platform` doesn't mean 'platform' when used on a
node.) Besides, the wiki is contradictory, because according to the
wiki page about `railway=platform` [^3], this tag should not be used
on nodes.

If no one objects, I'd like to change the wiki page [^1] so that
`railway=platform` should not be used on nodes.

[^1]: <https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/4820>
[^2]: <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Public_transport#Trams>
[^3]: <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:railway%3Dplatform>



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