[Talk-GB] >- Map layer with OS Locator comparison from ITO
eda at waniasset.com
Wed Jun 2 11:49:38 BST 2010
It is quite common to add 'note' tags to OSM documenting why the data is tagged
as it is, e.g.
note=This used to be a pub, but is now closed
note=There is no street sign, but locals confirm the name
note=It appears OS has the wrong name 'Abbey Road'; street sign is Abbey Way
Now, none of these strictly correspond to information on the ground. They are
all meta-information of some kind. All the 'not:name' tag is doing is to take
the third of these examples and formalize it a bit so that it can be used by
automated tools. I think this is useful information to have in OSM.
Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>
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