[Tagging] RFC - Discourage railway=preserved

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Mon Apr 5 14:25:51 UTC 2021


Has anyone claimed that railway=preserved should be preserved?

I am not sure is it really necessary to make proposal for that.

+1 to railwa:preserved=yes for reasons documented already on Wiki


Apr 5, 2021, 12:55 by osm at poppe.dev:

> Good afternoon,
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> taking Jeroen and Peter's replys into        considreation and taking inspiration from somebody else's work,        I have created a proposal:
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> Explicitly mark the tag > railway> => preserved>  as      discouraged by changing the wiki page to contain only the      following text:
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> The use of this tag is discouraged, use > railway:preserved> => yes>  instead.
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> The Proposal can be found here: > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Discourage_railway%3Dpreserved
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> Please discuss!
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> Thank you all for your support!
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> Kai
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> On 05.04.2021 09:42, Jeroen Hoek wrote:
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>> On 05-04-2021 08:35, Kai Michael Poppe - OSM wrote:
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>>> The sections says this: "As of mid-2019, railway=preserved is stilltwice as common as railway:preserved=*, but the latter tag is increasingfaster." - well now in 2021 railway:preserved=yes overtookrailway=preserved (~9k vs. ~8k usages) and I was wondering whether itwould be in order to re-word that section to be a little more directabout railway:preserved being the favourite way of tagging heritagerailways.
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>> The reasons for not using railway=preserved make sense (being able touse other railway-types as well as marking the line as 'preserved'), andyou are right about the numbers having clearly tipped in favour ofrailway:preserved=yes.I think it is safe to reword the text on both pages that talks about thenumber of uses to indicate that railway:preserved=yes is the preferredmethod of tagging.Judging from the chronology it even looks like there may be some form ofcommunity consensus on this by now and that railway=preserved might dowith a stronger 'use is discouraged' type of message:>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/?key=railway&value=preserved#chronology
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