[Tagging] Antwort: Re: Aerialway stations
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Fri Aug 14 08:00:20 UTC 2020
Am 13.08.2020 um 19:06 schrieb Colin Smale:
> On 2020-08-13 18:35, Werner.Haag at leitstelle.tirol wrote:
>> in my opinion (i think dktue is right there) it should be easy for a
>> user to distinguish or extract (overpass query) the upper, mid and
>> lower stations.
>> That´s not possible at the moment in OSM. Elevation (ele tag) may be
>> useful, but does not indicate whether a station is the lower or upper
>> On the other hand, a tagging with upper_station or lower_station is
>> clear and self-explanatory.
> It would also be a denormalisation of the data. In SQL terms you would
> use a subquery like "WHERE ele = MIN(SELECT ele FROM stations
> WHERE...)" although I suspect the usual use case will be looking for
> the whole line, so a simple "ORDER BY ele" would give you all you need
> to know - bottom station is first row, top station is last row, rows
> 2..n-1 are mid stations. This would avoid any possibility of
> conflicting information, e.g. multiple stations tagged as top, or the
> station with the lowest elevation being tagged as top station.
> All this is based on the assumption that the definition of the top
> station is the one with the highest altitude.... If any other factors
> are in play that could mean that this definition does not always hold
> true, then I am keen to hear.... It's best to check assumptions, even
> (especially?) if they do appear obvious.
Your assumption is true. The upper_station is the one with the highest
altitue whereas the exact altitude is not always known by mappers.
Just to put it in perspective as a mapper from Tyrol joined the
discussion: In Tyrol alone (less than 10% of Austria's population) OSM
shows more than 1000 (!) aerialways  and for probably each of them it
would be pretty obvious to tag lower_station and upper_station. I think
aerialways that go horizontal are an absolute niche. So why oppose to
the suggested tagging of
station=lower_station/mid_station/upper_station? What harm would this cause?
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