[Tagging] railway=platform nodes at tram stops

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 20 21:11:46 UTC 2018

Le 20. 02. 18 à 21:50, Selfish Seahorse a écrit :
> On 20 February 2018 at 21:24, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Le 20. 02. 18 à 21:17, Selfish Seahorse a écrit :
>>> If no one objects, I'd like to change the wiki page [^1] so that
>>> `railway=platform` should not be used on nodes.
>> I objets and request to do the opposite :
>> remove the "forbiden" node for railway=platform
>> in almost all osm objects, it makes sense to use a node if
>> you don't know the precise geometry or if the object has
>> a small geometry
>> or
>> allow to use a way when a more precise geometry is desired.
> I'm sorry, I wasn't precise: I'd like to change the wiki page so that
> `railway=platform` should not be mandatory for tram stops without
> platform.

in osm, platform is where people wait to take the train.
people always are "somewhere" before taking the train.
osm platform <> irl plateform
maybe a better value should be "embarkation point" but it's "too late" 
to change a so common value.

 > how can we know whether there is a platform?

by geometry. if it's a way, it is a "real" plaform.
if not, it's unknown.


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