[talk-au] Correct tagging of railway=platform where it is a sandwich platform

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 20:44:53 UTC 2019

I too am not aware of 'platform edge'.

Of what use is it, other than making more work/adding data bloat?

Not used by route relation for public transport.


Used by on the fly routers?

I prefer to split the platform so it is clear which side is what, so I am for A.

But am not worried by it.

On 18/02/19 23:23, Andrew Harvey wrote:

> All methods are in current use:
> An example of A: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/-34.04169/151.12293
> An example of C: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/-33.67210/151.11468
> I wasn't aware of platform_edge
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:railway%3Dplatform_edge but in
> light of the detailed wiki write-up of it, I think it's better if we
> migrate to B. So map the whole platform area, but then add linear ways
> for platform_edge along the sides.
> On Mon, 18 Feb 2019 at 21:44, Ewen Hill <ewen.hill at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm interested in the preferred way of creating a sandwich railway platform
>> where
>> a) there are railway lines on both sides and
>> b) trains stop to pick up passengers on both sides and
>> c) there are few physical barriers between both platforms and
>> d) there is sufficient aerial imagery to allow detailed platform layout
>> Is it better to
>> a) split the platform in the middle or
>> b) add platform_edge and include platform number as the reference or
>> c) no need to do anything, the reference="platform 8/9" on the platform
>> polygon suffices and platform_edge is overkill.
>> Thanks in anticipation
>> --
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