[Tagging] Pedestrian and highway crossings of tramways

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Wed Oct 9 09:34:39 UTC 2019


Vɑdɪm wrote:
> The #2 gives railway=tram + railway=tram_crossing which seems to 
> be a needless repetition -- a tautology. It's easy to deduce that a 
> crossing on the tramway track is a crossing of the tramway track, 
> isn't it?

This is ultimately the same issue as the one raised by Martin the other day:

https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-October/048533.html

There is no need to have railway=crossing, railway=level_crossing,
railway=tram_crossing and railway=tram_level_crossing. They are semantically
identical. The type of ways (tram or heavy rail, footpath or road) is
already expressed in the way tags and doesn't need to be duplicated in the
node tags.

Let's just standardise on the simplest tag, railway=crossing, and nuke the
others.

Richard



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