[Tagging] bridge:name and tunnel:name

dktue email at daniel-korn.de
Thu Aug 13 13:01:37 UTC 2020

Here's an example [1] where the name of the tunnel seems to be tagged as 
"name". I'm not sure what the roads name is (might be Schlossbergtunnel, 
Hegelstra├če or Rheinlandstra├če). Tagging it to tunnel:name would 
definitely clarify on this.

So is there a consensus that one should tag "tunnel:name" instead of 
"name" for the name of the tunnel?

[1] https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/4834663

Am 13.08.2020 um 14:56 schrieb Matthew Woehlke:
> On 13/08/2020 08.10, dktue wrote:
>> the wiki states since more than eight years that there's a debate 
>> about wether one should tag "tunnel:name" or "name". [1]
>> Is there any new opinion in the community on this topic that has not 
>> been documented in the wiki?
> How is the tunnel tagged? If it's a highway that happens to be going 
> through a tunnel (e.g. https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/361906432) I 
> would expect that `name` is the name of the *road*, hence if the 
> tunnel also has a name, it would need to be tagged in some other 
> manner (e.g. tunnel:name).
> Note that my example *does* have the street name in `name`.
> If the tunnel is somehow tagged separately from the highway, then I 
> could see that using `name` as the name of the tunnel. Of course, if 
> the *road itself* is known by the same name as the tunnel, then it 
> would also make sense to use `name`.

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