[Tagging] automated edits seem to remove crossing=zebra drastically

António Madeira antoniomadeira at gmx.com
Wed Sep 16 18:22:39 UTC 2020

The problem, I believe is with iD's presets.
When I started mapping some years ago I always marked crossings as
zebras, then iD changed the preset to crossing =marked and I believe
that's what you're seeing with the increasing number of this tag.
Although iD presents the type selector within that element, with
"uncontrolled", "traffic_signs", "unmarked", "zebra", "no", "toucan",
"pelican" and others, most mappers just leave the first value, which is

Às 11:33 de 16/09/2020, Martin Koppenhoefer escreveu:
> Am Mi., 16. Sept. 2020 um 16:27 Uhr schrieb Dave F via Tagging
> <tagging at openstreetmap.org <mailto:tagging at openstreetmap.org>>:
>     I thought the correct tag for this was crossing_ref. Have you
>     cross checked to see if they've been swapped instead of removed?
> crossing_ref is a different kind of beast, as some people use it to
> tell whether there are zebra markings (can also apply to traffic light
> controlled crossings).
> Frankly, I do not like the tag for zebra crossings, because this
> approach requires me to set 3 tags (one of crossing=zebra / marked /
> uncontrolled(?)  +, crossing_ref=zebra + highway=crossing, on every
> zebra crossing while I could use 2 and be done (highway=crossing with
> crossing=zebra).
> Cheers
> Martin
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