[Tagging] 2 meaning for crossing=zebra
marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 25 21:39:09 UTC 2018
I have a big issue with crossing=zebra.
it prevent to fill in the other value for crossing like
the wiki  said that crossing=zebra is a shortchut for
crossing=uncontrolled + crossing_ref=zebra in the UK
but a lot of zebra also in UK and outside UK have traffic_signals
and must be tagged with crossing=traffic_signals
so at the end, crossing=zebra has no meaning... maybe the previous
contributor mean crossing=uncontrolled + crossing_ref=zebra
but maybe he mean only crossing_ref=zebra
I fix a few week a lot of crossing=zebra crossing_1=traffic_signals
or crossing=zebra;traffic_signals that show it's an issue.
a issue was closed in iD  some time ago because "the dev dislike
crossing_ref" (it is in fact a very ugly name for the tag)
right now josm  is changing preset to drop cossing_ref=zebra
in favor of crossing=zebra
I am part of a group of a group of mappers working on accessibility
are planning to open a talk to fix it but the news of the commit flow
so my request is : how to avoid again a multi-meaning tag ?
may/must we separate the type of crossing from the ground marking ?
in short : move away crossing=zebra in another tag ? if yes
is crossing_Re so ugly than in the same time another tag need
to be used for the ground marking ?
let's avoid the argument of "there are too many cases to fix",
it doesn't scare me to propose a mass edition once a coherent scheme
has been found. but having half tools that fill a value with another
meaning than other or historical meaning is a big issue for the use
of the data.
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