Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#2218 closed enhancement (fixed)

aeroway=runway,taxiway ref=* not rendering

Reported by: imrehg@… Owned by: mapnik-team@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mapnik Version:
Keywords: taxiway runway rendering convention Cc:


The wiki for the aeroway=taxiway does not have any direct recommendation for naming taxiways, but has a "Useful combinations" entry for key:ref. The problem is, that at the moment the name=* tags are shown as names for taxiways, but the ref=* tags are not.

In use by the people working on the airports, they probably don't distinguish between "name" and "reference" since those have very close "dictionary meanings". For the OSM tagging convention it is different, and I feel "ref" is more appropriate, just as it is used, for example for freeways...

So, I propose, that in case of runways and taxiways if there's a "ref" tag, that is rendered on the map. Not sure about existing name=* tags, they can be converted (preferred) or be a "fallback" rendering information (not as good since does not encourage a single convention).

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by steve8@…

Can you give a URL of an airport where refs are in place and I will have a look?

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by imrehg@…

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by steve8@…

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed


comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by imrehg@…

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

It renders now, but the arrangement is not that good-looking. With ref=* all the text are shown horizontal, while the name=* tags were rendered parallel to the ways.
Compare to the above link another airport, that uses the name=* tags for taxiways/runways:

I'd say the parallel rendering looks quite a bit nicer. If others disagree, then just close this ticket once again.
Thanks a lot!

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by Ldp

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Aligned runway refs implemented a long time ago (r17605)

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