[Talk-GB] Conflicting tagging of london undergound stations

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Thu Sep 20 21:04:27 BST 2007


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Alex Mauer wrote:
> I'm assuming that the vast majority of railway=subway in the world is
> below ground,

You're assuming wrong. Only 45% of the London Underground is actually
tunnels. The other 55% is above ground. I expect other cities are similar.

> and therefore that requiring an additional tunnel=yes tag
> on 90% or more of the subway ways, is not as good as treating the
> below-ground portions as a lower layer (whether it's -1 or -2 or -10000
> is beside the point)

It might be better to abolish rail=subway and just use rail=metro. It's
then obvious that you only put tunnel=yes when it is in a tunnel.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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