[Tagging] iD adding highway=footway to all railway/public_transport=platform ways and relations

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed May 22 22:28:44 UTC 2019

23 May 2019, 00:23 by osm-ml at michreichert.de:

> (3) highway=footway is added to ways which are clearly tagged as area
> using area=yes. Many routers route along the edges of areas but that's
> more a bug and workaround than a good feature. A highway=footway area is
> mapped as either area:highway=footway, not as highway=footway +
> area=yes. iD recommends bad tagging. highway=service and
> highway=pedestrian are the only tags where area=yes is widely accepted,
> isn't it? There is no linear footway along the edge of an platform but
> the whole platform polygon is the feature.
> I pointed out these reasons (not the numbers – I run my counting
> programme while preparing this email) today but my request rejected.
> What is your opinion on this issue? Feel free to reply to this email or
> comment at > https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/6409 <https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/6409>
I always though that platform should not interupt footways, but platform itself
has no need for footway tag on its area

See for example
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