[josm-dev] Tagging Presets
ce at christeck.de
Wed Oct 17 22:14:28 BST 2007
> The defaults
> that have been incorporated are a good start but they are generally
> single tag sets rather than a grouping.
well, the incorporated presets mainly are there ao we can start
> You will find that tagging
> can be enriched and undertaken much faster if the single preset box
> contains more tagging items. For example, my highway preset for ways
There was a reason why I broke additional attributes out to a separate
dialog (for example see "road attributes" and "restrictions"). If a
n00b gets presented by a dialog with tons of fetures, her might wonder
if all must be filled with content. I don't want to say that we
shouldn't change that, but that's why I did it this way.
I'd just wait a couple of days or weeks until the mappers had a chance
to experiment with the presets. I think wishes will then rise
automatically. If not, let's start a survey. Most probably you are
right, and users want to see as many tags as possible in one place.
> What would be really cool would be an interface in JOSM that allows
> one to edit the preset file and change default values, add new
> tag/value defaults etc using a default list to choose from. Then I'm
> sure we would see a lot more people tagging this way and adding a lot
> more useful data.
I think it's YAGNI. What I've learned is that most users (except for the
imaginary power user :) do not configure their system. Concerning
presets, most users will be glad to wear the corset we provide. They
aren't going to change it - surprisingly.
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