[Tagging] RFC rewritten proposal Via_ferrata_simplified

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 00:19:38 UTC 2019

sent from a phone

> On 5. Mar 2019, at 23:06, Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> highway=via_ferrata is supported by almost all renderers(*) and you will
> break them.
> Not only is there no need to remove it but it is highly counterproductive.
> via_ferrata_scale on a highway=path would be considered (yet another) troll 
> tag so that would be a step back.

+1, the reason via ferrata has been given its own highway value was to require from data consumers to explicitly include it (so they would be aware and had to decide how and if it was included in their work). If it would just be a property of an established highway class like path, many maps would accidentally render these in an inappropriate way without being aware of it.

Cheers, Martin 

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