[Tagging] Comments on documenting winter speed limits tagging

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Apr 3 19:35:28 UTC 2019

Apr 3, 2019, 6:40 PM by osm at tobias-knerr.de:

> On 28.02.19 11:16, Jyri-Petteri Paloposki wrote:
>> – maxspeed:seasonal:winter for winter maxspeed, and :forward/:backward
>> appended as necessary
> Despite the feedback that maxspeed:conditional would be better suited
> for this use case, this key has now been documented on the wiki:
> https://wiki.osm.org/Key:maxspeed:seasonal:winter <https://wiki.osm.org/Key:maxspeed:seasonal:winter>
> I find that rather disappointing because the key is a poor fit with
> several existing conventions. Even if we keep "winter" in the key, the
> ":seasonal" should definitely be dropped. After all, we use
> maxspeed:forward (not maxspeed:directional:forward) and maxspeed:hgv
> (not maxspeed:vehicular:hgv).
Documenting used keys on Wiki is always a good idea.

It may be also desirable to document why it is a bad idea and what
is the preferred/alternative solution.

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