The issue you describe is familiar to me. The UK OSM ways contain a lot of irregular tag combinations like usage=yard and usage=cargo. The last couple of months I’ve been working on these issues (along with adding speed limits) in England, Wales and Scotland. I hope that it is already solving more and more of the problems you describe.
If you want to contribute, I would recommend to install and use JOSM (https://josm.openstreetmap.de/). It allows you to download specific relations/ways/nodes from the OSM database through queries. Another possibility is to search the data you downloaded for specific properties. You can use these features to look problematic properties like “railway=rail -usage=* -service=*”. When you found the ways, you can add the appropriate tags. If you need further help on this, feel free to let me know.
> Op 19 mei 2020 om 14:57 heeft Rolf Eike Beer <eike(a)sf-mail.de> het volgende geschreven:
> Am Dienstag, 19. Mai 2020, 12:33:38 CEST schrieb osm(a)peterrobins.co.uk:
>> I've been looking at OpenRailwayMap for GB, where I live. I thought at first
>> that it was missing numerous lines, but on investigating further I find
>> that this is because large numbers of ways have no usage tag, and it looks
>> like OpenRailwayMap only shows lines which are not tagged as 'main' or
>> 'branch' when you are zoomed right in. Having to edit each way separately
>> would be a large amount of work, especially as lines often consist of
>> multiple ways. What's the simplest way of (a) finding which ways don't
>> currently have it, and (b) adding the appropriate tag? Without it, I fear
>> that OpenRailwayMap is of limited use.
> I'm not entirely sure if I understand your problem. It may be one of the
> following 3 (or something entirely different of course):
> -lines with both usage as well as service are not shown: this is a tagging
> mistake and we force users to correct there things with that
> -lines without usage are not shown at low zoom levels. Things without usage
> are likely minor tracks, drawing them on low zoom levels would clutter the
> output and slow down the renderer. If it's important, it probably _is_ a main
> or branch line.
> -lines with some special usage values (like military) are permitted to also
> have service tagged, but they are currently not rendered (https://github.com/
I've been looking at OpenRailwayMap for GB, where I live. I thought at first that it was missing numerous lines, but on investigating further I find that this is because large numbers of ways have no usage tag, and it looks like OpenRailwayMap only shows lines which are not tagged as 'main' or 'branch' when you are zoomed right in. Having to edit each way separately would be a large amount of work, especially as lines often consist of multiple ways. What's the simplest way of (a) finding which ways don't currently have it, and (b) adding the appropriate tag? Without it, I fear that OpenRailwayMap is of limited use.
Greetings! - new member from the US here.
I'm going through and fixing abandoned and razed railways that I added in the past, making sure that the lifecycle tags "abandoned:railway" and "disused:railway" are present and accurate.
One annoying issue that I can't resolve - what to tag when a route formerly featured tram AND freight operations. Does "rail" serve as the hierarchical top level, so that if the line operated as a standard rail line at any time, any other service is ignored? I'm assuming that a tag of "rail;tram" is not acceptable.
from time to time I stumble across railway platforms which are tagged with covered=yes. Is this tagging right, even if there is a separaly mapped roof (which does not cover the whole platform)?
According to the German Wikipage ("Has this platform a roof" / The English page says "Is the platform covered?" which doesn't help me) I'd say yes, but I understand the covered-Tag different, and with this tag the platforms aren't rendered by Mapnik.
ich sehe immer mal wieder Bahnsteige, die mit covered=yes getaggt sind. Ist dieses Tagging richtig, auch wenn es ein separat gemapptes Bahnsteigdach gibt, welches nicht den gesamten Bahnsteig überdeckt?
Nach der Beschreibung auf der Wikiseite würde ich denken ja ("Ist der Bahnsteig überdacht"), aber ich verstehe das Konzept von covered eigentlich anders, und die Bahnsteige werden von Mapnik auch nicht gerendert.
I would like to add new tags to open railway map and osm.
I am a railroader in the usa and have specific knowledge to add. Reading
the documentation is my first order of business to better understand where
we are with tagging. I would like to start with adding train control like
etcs in Germany to the USA rail network. We of course have other train
control systems that may be similar or different.
I would be accepting of the input of tagging for osm and how to add
information to open railway map.