[Talk-transit] Trolley bus overhead wires
frankie at frankieroberto.com
Mon Jun 29 20:48:37 BST 2009
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 8:29 PM, Stefan Bethke <stb at lassitu.de> wrote:
> Am 29.06.2009 um 00:24 schrieb Frankie Roberto:
> > On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 10:17 PM, Stefan Bethke <stb at lassitu.de>
> > wrote:
> >> How do I tag roads that have overhead wire installed?
> > Good question. I don't think I've ever seen any actual tagging of
> > trolleybus routes on the map.
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Oxomoa/
> > Public_transport_schema suggests using trolley_wire=yes, which is
> > probably marginally preferable to trolley_wire=installed, as it
> > mirrors other *=yes tags.
> > Either way, we should probably document it on the wiki so that it's
> > a little more findable!
> Tagwatch shows only a couple of uses in Europe and none in North
> America, so there's little precedent.
> After thinking about it, I'd rather use the existing railway tags:
> Key:electrified, Key:voltage, and Key:frequency. This would also take
> care of properly mapping when the same wire is shared by trolleys and
Good idea. It might make it a little harder to render a map of just
trolleybus streets, but not that much harder (especially as we'd eventually
have the relation-based routes as well).
Maybe this calls for a Trolleybus project? :-)
Experience Designer, Rattle
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