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[openrailwaymap] Station importance

danmey at danmey at
Sat Apr 11 09:05:41 MEST 2015

Am 02.04.2015 um 04:50 schrieb Roland Hieber:
> I vote in favour for this idea to avoid a German viewpoint, and would like to
> rename railway:station_category to railway:station_category:de for this case.
> railway:station_category and railway:station_importance can thus be used in
> parallel. For railway:station_importance, I propose something like the following
> explanations (but I can only give examples for Germany, sorry):
I think, we should retag, too.
The problem now is, that the values combine with Deutsche Bahn category 
system; but perhaps any other railway company has only categories from 1 
to 6 or whatever.
Perhaphs something like category_range=1-7 would help (to set the 
margins). If not, I would favour "railway:station_category:*de*". It is 
a tag majorly in use in Germany, so the retagging discussion would not 
be too big.
> *railway:station_importance=local*: ...
> *railway:station_importance=regional*:...
> *railway:station_importance=interregional*: ...
> *railway:station_importance=international*: The station is a big hub in the
> national railway system and serves long-distance connections to major national
> or even international cities. It usually also provides access to an
> international airport. (Bahnhofskategorie 2-1, examples: Frankfurt Hbf,
> Frankfurt Flughafen, Berlin Hbf, München Hbf, Hannover Hbf)
> ...
>   - Roland
I like this system with human-readdble values.
My problem is /*=international/.
I understand what you mean with the description. For people that read 
wiki descriptions, it is quite clear.
But I fear, that many people that are not such fanatic railway mappers 
will just read this one word in the tag value ("international") and tag 
any station with any international service with 
Suddenly, Bad Bentheim ( and Encarnacion in 
there is something like international commuter service) will receive 
this tag,  I am afraid.
So, we have to find a tag for stations with international service that 
don't really have an international importance. or avoid the 
Greetings, Daniel
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