[Talk-us] [Tagging] Aeroway=Aerodrome Modifier Tags?

Zeke Farwell ezekielf at gmail.com
Tue Jun 15 04:33:09 BST 2010


I like this as a possible solution as well.  Perhaps the admin_level tag
could be used?  Same as for boundaries.  The challenges in my eyes are not
making the tagging scheme overly complicated, and making if verifiable based
on physical characteristics.  In my opinion OSM only needs three levels max,
and maybe two would do it.

   - One would encompass all commercial passenger airports from small to
   gigantic.  Generally even smaller airports are fairly well spaced out,
   except in very large metropolitan areas where there may be more than one
   (Chicago has O'Hare and Midway), so these could be rendered at a high zoom
   - Another level would encompass minor aerodromes and airfields that don't
   serve commercial passenger flights but are more than a simple landing strip.
    They have some buildings and are still sizeable.  These could probably be
   rendered at one or two levels lower.
   - A third level would be only for the most basic aerodromes.  Basic
   runways or landing strips with only very small buildings if any.  These
   would only be of local interest and should be rendered at a relatively low
   zoom only.

We could certainly call these levels 1, 2, and 3 instead of Airport,
Airfield, and Landing Strip.  I'm just sick of seeing lots of extremely
minor landing strips rendered at the same importance as O'Hare International
Airport at zoom 15 on the map.  Do you think more than three levels are
needed?  Maybe just two: Large and Small.


On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 10:56 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> IMHO, if the only distinction between them is
> size/importance/hierarchy, then it just creates pain and confusion to
> create all these extra words, particularly for non-english speakers.
> Why not:
> aeroway=aerodrome
> importance=1
> importance=2
> etc.
> Make 5 intercontinental airports and 1 tiny amateur airfields. This
> also avoids the problem when Podunck Airfield is actually an
> international airport (yet "aerodrome=airfield" seems more intuitive),
> and removes a whole bunch of subjective issues to do with the
> connotations of each name.
> Steve
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