[Talk-transit] Multiple tracks

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Sat Jun 20 21:20:09 BST 2009

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 12:18:43PM +0100, Richard Mann wrote:
> While I like the idea of marking individual railway tracks as separate ways,
> I foresee a problem for the renderers if we don't tell them how many tracks
> are adjacent. If a renderer makes a distinction between tracks=1 and
> tracks=2, and we've marked two separate adjacent ways with tracks=1, then
> we'll just end up with two single tracks on top of each other at medium
> zooms.
> My thought is that we either make it tracks=1of2 or have a separate
> track_grouping=1of2. Anyone else have a better idea?

Can you think of any software or at least give an algorithm that would make use
of this tag? Aggregating those for medium zooms will be rather hard to do, so
unless somebody actually comes up with software or at least an algorithm, whats
the point?

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