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[openrailwaymap] Station importance

Rolf Eike Beer eike at
Sat Apr 11 09:31:44 MEST 2015

Am Samstag, 11. April 2015, 09:05:41 schrieb danmey at
> 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.

The problem is not the key, the problem is the value. Having a tag that will 
be used only in one country is IMHO nonsense. Just stick with 
railway:station_category and change the values to de:1 or even de-DB:1. That's 
what we do for signals anyway.

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