[OSM-talk] When is a bridge not a bridge?

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 23:10:55 GMT 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 11:02 PM, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com>wrote:

> On 22/01/2009 22:50, 80n wrote:
>> David
>> Was there a specific purpose you had in mind that needs to distinguish
>> between the main span of a bridge and it's ramps, or were you just exploring
>> the level of consistency in current tagging practices?
> Neither really - it was just that someone is changing bridges in my area to
> be shorter than I originally created them because I included the approaches
> when they were above ground and part of the structure - basically had
> parapets. I can't say I'm particularly bothered, I just wondered what other
> people were doing.

If that person is trying to achieve greater precision then they need to add
some information as part of their process, otherwise they are just
rearranging deck-chairs.

> David
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