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#1 2019-11-21 10:45:30

Dachschaden
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Registered: 2019-11-21
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Airports and hobbyist airfields on OSM database.

Hi,

I am a bit irritated that a car navigation app MAPS.ME using OSM data (e.g. France, Gemany, Belgium...) is displaying every tiniest leisure airfield as if it were an international airport.

I wrote to the design team who explained to me that OSM database do not provide the information whether is is a big relevant airport or just a green acre belonging to a group of hobbyists.

Is that assumption true?

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#2 2019-11-21 10:58:00

PHerison
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Re: Airports and hobbyist airfields on OSM database.

Hi and welcome to OSM and the forum

That's not true: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:aerodrome:type
but this needs to be entered into our database. If this information is not set, maps.me is correct that they can't decide if this is a major or minor airport.

For more information about airports in OSM take a look at: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Aeroways

Last edited by PHerison (2019-11-21 10:59:05)

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#3 2019-11-21 11:22:18

Dachschaden
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Re: Airports and hobbyist airfields on OSM database.

Thank you for the quick reply.
Am I right in the assumption that the info is set for international / regional airports?

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#4 2019-11-21 11:47:48

PHerison
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Re: Airports and hobbyist airfields on OSM database.

Unfortunately no. At https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:aerodrome:type take a closer look at the last column "Count". Only 11+222+33=266 elements in the database have this tag (and this might include duplicates). I expect there are more international airports in the world.

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#5 2019-11-21 12:15:44

SomeoneElse
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Re: Airports and hobbyist airfields on OSM database.

Dachschaden wrote:

I wrote to the design team who explained to me that OSM database do not provide the information whether is is a big relevant airport or just a green acre belonging to a group of hobbyists.

Is that assumption true?

I'd agree that it's not true.  Here's how I do it:

https://github.com/SomeoneElseOSM/Someo … .lua#L4999

The reply you got back reads more to me like a "dog ate my homework" excuse than anything else.

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