Week of April 22-17

Posted by verticalgeo on 23 April 2013 in English (English)

Updated some geometry at the Placerville and Rancho Murietta Airports in the foothills near my old hometown of Placerville, California. I learned to fly at both of these airports and they are still close to my heart eventhough I now live 2/3 of the way across the us in O’Fallon, Illinois. I do have a couple of questions with regards to airports.

  1. How do you mark PAPI, VASI, VOR, and other Navigational Aids at airports. The wiki says to use aeroway=vasi or aeroway=papi, and I don’t see any tags listed for VORs, TACANs, DMEs, etc. When I tag my edits as aeroway=vasi or aeroway=papi they don’t show up. Is there a better way to tag the edits?

  2. Who decides the geographical limits of an aerodrome?

I guess I’ll ask the question on talk-us

Added the Osan Hotel and the SongTan Bus Terminal in SongTan, South Korea. I lived there in 2000 and 2001 and I spent a lot of time in both locations and have a lot of memories there.

Updated geometries at Mammoth Yosemite Airport near one of the most incredible places on earth, Mammoth Lakes, California.

Comment from Sundance on 23 April 2013 at 19:21

I’m not sure about the absolute limits of an aerodrome, I’ve typically followed the fence line around the perimeter, then on the ground side followed the property line, its a little fuzzy in industrial areas that are adjacent if they are part of the airport property or not when you’re armchair mapping.

As for navigational aids in some cases they are towers, the tower tag does handle dishes and domes too. man_made=tower

Comment from Sundance on 23 April 2013 at 19:23

PS: if there already is a tag for vor, papi … use it. There are a lot of tags that aren’t being rendered for example aeroway=windsock.

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