[OSM-talk] Key:layer update
osm at tobias-knerr.de
Thu Mar 13 09:22:41 UTC 2014
On 13.03.2014 00:28, Frank Little wrote:
> Tobias Knerr wrote:
> This is however not the "implicit layer tags" argument which Richard Z.
> gives, which he suggests means:. "so every tunnel and bridge should now
> have one".
That's exactly what was discussed back then. Yes, a mapper who is
generally critical of mechanical edits additionally pointed out that
such edits might result from a successful vote, but that doesn't change
the proposal itself.
> We model bridges and tunnels in a specific way in OSM which
> means we do not need to add additional layer tags (but feel free if you
> do want to).
Well, according to the result of the vote, properly mapped
bridge/tunnels do need layer tags, and that's what the Key:layer page
should document today.
I don't see a reason to start the discussion again (especially in this
thread), but should you manage to gather broad support for changing the
definition, then the Key:layer page may eventually reflect that.
> I have always understood that we do not use a layer tag for
> road/waterway crossings, as osm help also suggests here:
That's not what is being suggested here. The option b) in the question
was to just add layer=-1 to large sections of a waterway without
surveying what actually happens in those places. Which is clearly not a
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