[Tagging] bridge:name and tunnel:name

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 13:31:39 UTC 2020

sent from a phone

> On 13. Aug 2020, at 14:12, dktue <email at daniel-korn.de> 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?

it depends on the kind of object. If you tag a road (highway) or other object that is inside a tunnel (tunnel=yes) then it seems logical to refer to the tunnel name with a specific tag like tunnel:name, and it seems advisable to even use this if the road has the same name as the tunnel (to remove ambiguity).
If on the other hand you add the tag to a tunnel object (e.g. tagged as man_made=tunnel, currently 1100 occurrences, https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/man_made=tunnel ) then the name should go into the „name“ tag

Cheers Martin 
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