[OSM-talk] Mountain Passes - Display Issue

Ulf Lamping ulf.lamping at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 26 19:46:20 GMT 2009

Shalabh schrieb:
> Hi,
> Just to bring to the group's notice. I added a few mountain passes a 
> couple of days ago along with the hiking trails and waypoints
> Indrahar Pass at N32 17.852 E76 22.872, elevation 4342 metres
> Jalsu Pass at N32 10.929 E76 41.018, elevation 3425 metres
> Bhubhu Pass at N31 57.557 E76 59.684, elevation 2791 metres
> Himri Pass at N32 02.299 E77 02.958, elevation 3261 metres
> When I now check on OSM, while the trails are there along with the 
> waypoints, the passes are missing. However, when I download data from 
> OSM using JOSM, I can see the passes along with the elevations.
> Any clue whats the reason for not displaying on the renderer?

Except for JOSM, I currently don't know any renderer that displays 
mountain_pass=yes at all (if there's any, please let us know :-)

Problem here: JOSM simply displays a bridge like icon, but doesn't care 
about the direction (north, south, ...).

A "correct renderer" should display a mountain pass somehow like a 
bridge usually is displayed, following the direction of the way.

As the mountain_pass is tagged as a node, it's unfortunately not that 
easy to get that direction, so renderers simply tend to ignore this tag 
completely :-(

Regards, ULFL

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