[OSM-talk] old "class" tag - what were the values?

Nick Whitelegg nick at hogweed.org
Thu Aug 9 08:36:08 BST 2007


On Thursday 09 Aug 2007 00:58, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
>
>     I'm writing an article about OSM and I'd like to include a bit about
> the way data was entered initially. I know you used to have a "class"
> tag but wasn't around at that time... what values were in use for
> "class"? Would that have been more or less a mix of today's
> highway/railway/landuse/... tags (class=motorway, class=forest,
> class=railway), or was it used differently?
>
> Bye
> Frederik

A class tag was basically "what is this thing?" - e.g. class=path, class=pub, 
class=church etc.

Nick




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