[OSM-talk] Residential areas
david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Nov 3 14:41:34 GMT 2006
> I disagree on this last point. In future their many be many many tags
> applied to a feature. Some of them will be "standardised" so that specific
> software can understand them (eg osmarender) others will be for other
> standardised methods (eg route planning should someone get around to
> defining some standards for that) and others still will be for personal or
> specialised use where they are not necessarily understood by anyone except
> their creator. We can suggest to drop or deprecate a tag in terms
> of its use
> in something like osmarender (although nothing stopping anyone from adding
> the functionality back in with a custom rules file) but that does not mean
> the tag has no value or usage elsewhere.
That means to be useful we all have to do all of them:
If we don't all do them, then the map can never be said to be complete, even
in a local area, so no one can rely on it for any application.
Sorry to labour this, but I'd like my data to be useful in any application
that may use it according to the documentation.
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