[Tagging] Antwort: Re: Aerialway stations

Yves ycai at mailbox.org
Fri Aug 14 11:11:23 UTC 2020

Base / mid / head? 

Le 14 août 2020 10:59:11 GMT+02:00, dktue <email at daniel-korn.de> a écrit :
>Am 14.08.2020 um 10:53 schrieb yvecai:
>> On 14.08.20 10:40, dktue wrote:
>>>> I would define it as:
>>>> lower_station: station that has the lowest elevation (exact 
>>>> elevation is not necessary to know, it's obvious)
>>>> upper_station: station that has the highest elevation
>>>> mid_station: any other station
>>> I want to add: At least in Germany, Switzerland and Austria there are 
>>> well-established german words which you often find in the name of the 
>>> stations themselves:
>>> * "Talstation" ("valley station")
>>> * "Bergstation" ("mountain station"), sometimes also "Gipfelstation" 
>>> ("summit station")
>>> * "Mittelstation" ("mid station")
>>> There should be a machine-readeably tagging to get this information 
>>> that is so often encoded in the name. That's why I'm suggesting this 
>>> tagging.
>> Then why not valley / mid / mountain as values ? If the mountain 
>> station is lower than the mid- one, there is no discussion.
>I think the germany word "Talstation" ("valley station") is not flawless 
>as a Talstation might not be in the valley but in the middle of the 
>mountain. I think in the german language "Talstation" refers to the 
>lowest station of an aerialway. That's why I think lower/mid/upper are 
>better suited.
>> But also, my feeling is that it's more defined by the destination of 
>> the stop rather than a property of the aerialway node in question: you 
>> expect maybe a restaurant in the 'mountain station', more rarely in 
>> the 'valley station', you also expect to put your skis on or start 
>> riding your bike in the former, etc ...
>> There is more to a 'mountina station' than being up/down.
>That true but I think there are different tags to add this information.
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