[openrailwaymap] Rendering of Signals in the US?

Rolf Eike Beer eike at sf-mail.de
Thu Nov 5 21:48:35 MET 2015

Am Donnerstag, 5. November 2015, 13:22:50 schrieb Tim Huemmer:
> Hello,
> I have tried a few combinations of tags in order to try to get a signal
> icon to render on a railway line in the US.  Most of the working examples I
> have seen have been specific to countries in Europe.
> I would like to know if this feature works, and if so how I can properly
> code the signals in order to make them show up on the map.
> I have a few nodes setup here for testing purposed:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=19/34.91807/-82.30554
> Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide!

The simple answer is: there are no rendering rules (and no icons either) for 
signals outside Germany and Austria.

To proceed I suggest to first suggest a tagging scheme and put it in the wiki 
Then get some icons and write a stylesheet or ask for help, I'm meanwhile 
quite used to hack those things together. Then create a PR on GitHub 
(https://github.com/rurseekatze/OpenRailwayMap) so it can get merged.

While at it, the "operator" tagging suggested there is not compatible with 
what we use elsewhere: operator gives the _track_ operator, i.e. the company 
that sends the workers out to fix the tracks or signals or whatnot. What lines 
run on those tracks is of no interest for ORM (it goes to route relations for 

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Are those pictures available for photo-mapping?


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