[OSM-talk] Remove validation rule asking to add highway=footway to railway/public_transport=platform

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Mon May 27 13:54:20 UTC 2019

On 27/05/2019 12:23, Phil Wyatt wrote:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:highway%3Dplatform
> This suggests replacing highway=platform with public_transport=platform

Most of the public_transport=* tags are pure duplicates of existing, 
more popular tags. They add nothing to the OSM database except confusion 
& errors.

Even the person who conceived the scheme admits it didn't work & 
recommending it be dropped.

It's disappointing & frustrating to see the iD editor promote them with 
the inaccurate claim of "Some tags change over time and should be updated."


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