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?
November 21, 2019, 9:58am
Hi and welcome to OSM and the forum
That’s not true:
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:
Thank you for the quick reply.
Am I right in the assumption that the info is set for international / regional airports?
November 21, 2019, 10:47am
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.
November 21, 2019, 11:15am
I’d agree that it’s not true. Here’s how I do it:
The reply you got back reads more to me like a “dog ate my homework” excuse than anything else.