[Potlatch-dev] feature categories, features and tags currently used in OSM Potlatch2 deploy
irene.celino at gmail.com
Tue Feb 28 13:17:06 GMT 2012
I didn't mean to criticize the choice, I was just curious about the
process to get to it. I am sure that it is a matter of finding the
right trade-off between what is useful and what is meaningful to
display in a user interface. An answer like "no specific process, just
a choice based on Potlatch developers' commons sense" would be
perfectly ok. It is always difficult to make a universally-shared
"correct" choice, even more so in OSM since the features are very very
Regarding the differences I noticed, I only had a look to the xml
files under this folder:
Those files contain more features than those actually displayed in the
Potlatch2 interface I see when I login to edit OSM.
Il 28 febbraio 2012 13:51, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> ha scritto:
>> I'd like to know:
>> - what made you choose this set of categories/features/tags? e.g. did
>> you base your choice on taginfo  or some other statistics?
>> - is this set of categories/features/tags somehow evolving over time?
>> is this set "biased" to a specific culture? (e.g. I found it curious
>> that "landuse" category has only "cemetery" and "graveyard" features,
>> even because I'm not sure about the difference between the two...)
> These are excellent questions and ones I'd like to discuss. I had
> previously thought that this was a community process of decision
> making, but recent statements from Richard Fairhurst (lead maintainer
> of Potlatch2) indicate otherwise. I would very much like to hear
> Richard's view. I'm quite interested in helping shape the process by
> which features are included or not included, but not if it's "subject
> to veto".
>> - is the complete list of categories/features/tags available
>> somewhere? I browsed the code at  under resources, but it seems
>> that data in map_features.xml and in other xml files under the
>> map_features folder do not exactly correspond to those used in the
>> online version of Potlatch2
> What differences are you seeing? Is it just that the source code is
> older than what's deployed on openstreetmap.org? And do you know how
> the type restrictions work (eg, a "node" type of thing wouldn't show
> up if you had a way selected...)
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you're not learning anything. "
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