[Tagging] 'track_detail' on railway lines - what does it represent?

Michael Reichert osm-ml at michreichert.de
Tue Apr 23 18:09:48 UTC 2019

Hi Dave,

Am 21.04.19 um 13:37 schrieb Dave F via Tagging:
> 'track_detail, used on railway tracks.
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/4414158
> 4700+ total worldwide  3900+ in the UK
> I can find nothing in the wiki
> Is track_detail meant to indicate that all tracks have been mapped?
> Surely that can be noted just by looking at the map?

I don't know the meaning but I can point to a similar track
detail=track. It is used in Germany by a few mappers in a few regions
(mainly south-west) and if each track is mapped with an individual way.

Best regards


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