[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (Tramtrack_on_highway)

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 09:15:41 UTC 2018

The whole issue is that due to tram rails bending differently than road
ways, the tram rails are mapped on their own OSM ways. This gives a nicely
detailed rendering, a better description of reality, but now the
information that for the straight parts the rails are embedded into the
highway is missing. It's just a model, not a highly detailed architectural

I would also be in favour of not using railway=*,

embedded_rails conveys more information without going into conflict with
the railway ways. We don't want to render them 3 times if there are 2


El mié., 21 nov. 2018 a las 10:04, Nikulainen, Jukka K (<
jukka.nikulainen at helsinki.fi>) escribió:

> Sorry, I forgot to comment on this earlier
> >embedded_rails=yes or even more precise
> >embedded_rails=tram | embedded_rails=railway.
> >The latter is even worse for bicycles, because the rail grooves are
> >broader.
> It is true that that would be more precise, but are there in fact any
> examples of this? I mean a railway that runs parallel to _and_ on a road?
> Usually highways do cross railways, but this is not a problem, since one
> approaches the rails (and the grooves) tangentially and they do not pose a
> great danger.
> But you are of course correct that this tag would allow for more specific
> tagging, if this is something that is needed.
> Sincerely,
> Jukka (Tolstoi21)
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