[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Objects generating audible cues

bkil bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com
Sat Sep 26 10:01:28 UTC 2020

I welcome your comments on the following proposal:

Those with vision impairment should also have the right to explore and
map their surroundings in ways appropriate for them. We should have a
unified way to specify the kind of noise that is generated by an
object. The most useful ones are those which are right beside a
footway and which is clearly audible when walking by.

The existing documentation for man_made=street_cabinet should be
updated to deprecate sound=* and the few existing OSM occurrences for
this tag combination along with power=* should be changed to use

The following mistaggings of traffic_signals:sound=* should also be
eliminated manually: sound=* (in the right combination),
crossing:signals:sound=*, crossing:sound=*.

See the proposal page for details:

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