[Tagging] RFC - Feature Proposal - area of steps for pedestrians. -constant width stairs

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Fri Mar 29 23:43:00 UTC 2019

On Saturday 30 March 2019, Warin wrote:
> However where the stair width is large, say 100s of meters, picking
> the centre becomes harder.

That's an editor UI problem, not a data model problem.

> Most renders pay no attention to the width 
> so the rendering is poor.

That's because almost all rendering software lacks native support for 
ground unit operations so this is relatively complicated to implement.

But designing data models to work around limitations of current 
software, in other words:  Suggesting mappers to invest thousands of 
hours of work to spare software developers the need to learn what a 
projection scale factor is, that is not an approach i would recommend.

But i am getting carried away...

Christoph Hormann

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