[OSM-talk] Map features discussion & voting
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jun 11 10:11:03 BST 2007
Andy Allan wrote:
>Sent: 11 June 2007 10:00 AM
>To: Tom Chance
>Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Map features discussion & voting
>On 6/11/07, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:
>> What do others think?
>I'd like to see thing tied tighter to what is going on in the real
>world (i.e. in the db). So I'd like to see proposed features already
>in use by a few different people before they can be "approved". Only
>stuff that goes directly against or otherwise changes established
>features should be discussed before implementing.
>In fact, I don't see any point for voting for additional tags if it's
>just e.g adding another type of amenity. It's worth checking that it's
>not already in use and making others aware of it, but there's nothing
>stopping you just getting on with it. It's only for e.g. tagging
>rivers entirely differently that warrants discussion and a minimum
+1 for this approach. It was never envisaged that we would vote and approve
each and every tag (or any tag for that matter) but it would be easy to
select the tags being used to decide which we want to adopt for "standard"
applications such as the rendering. We can achieve that with reference to
the keys and values already in use in the planet file.
If users like a tag and think it fits they will simply go ahead and use it.
All the proposed tags and the discussion about them as good as it indicates
the way people are thinking for new tags, but I don't believe any voting
process is needed beyond that.
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