Hey everyone! Hope y’all are well.
I’m João Ferreira, aka HedgiePT, a (noob) mapper from Portugal. I tasked myself with kickstarting the signal scheme for all Portuguese railways, and I have a few questions that weren’t answered by the Wiki:
It seems like every signal requires its own name in this scheme. How does this apply to variations of, say, speed limits? Germany gives different names to 'sign' and 'light' forms. Is this a requirement?
Also, our distant speed limit signals <=40 km/h have a yellow colour, versus white for >40 km/h. Are these different names as well? Or are the names just for cataloguing purposes and aren’t all that important for rendering?
It seems that, despite all this, the same name applies to all different values of a speed limit. Is this true?
What’s the best way to tag potential aspects of signals? Does each signal get it’s own aspect tags, or are the generic tags enough?
Is ORM accepting new signals to display in its web app?
Do any of my questions mean anything to the ORM renderer? :)
Thanks in advance.
P.S.: I tried asking around your IRC chat but it was pretty dead.
P.P.S.: I also tried sending this via my own e-mail client and it seems the original message did not arrive, so I'm sending via the web form. If it turns out to be a duplicate, I'm sorry for the spam :)
from my perspective it seems that the legend at openrailway.map is not up
to date. The narrow gauge lines are in light green now but the legend shows
a black dotted line. Even other types seem to be wrong. Also the
localization is not working, the legend is in English all the time.
Is this intended in that way?
railway tagging in the US has been a large topic on the OpenRailwayMap
mailing list (and partially on Talk-us) for the last couple of weeks. I
think that there is still some need for further discussions and would
like to invite all those who are interested in it to join a self
organised session via Jitsi at the virtual State of the Map conference
tomorrow at 20:00 UTC (= 22:00 CEST, 16:00 Eastern, 13:00 Pacific)
Time in your time zone:
Jitsi room: https://jitsi.geofabrik.de/railway-tagging-us
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