[OSM-talk] Edit war on the wiki "map features"

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Fri Dec 5 21:18:58 GMT 2008


Gervase Markham wrote:
> Say I'm a general purpose renderer who shows access. I understand
> bicycle="no" and bicycle="yes", and show them accordingly.

You will also have to understand "way without bicycle tag" because 
that's what 90% of ways have.

> Now, instead
> of someone coming along with a new tag for their info, they extend
> bicycle and do "bicycle=difficult". My code hits it. 

You treat it like "way without bicycle tag". Anything else would be stupid.

What exactly "way without bicycle tag" means for you, whether you're 
optimistic and assume that such ways can be used by bicycles or whether 
you're conservative and drop them from your map, is another, altogehter 
different matter.


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