[OSM-talk] Wiki Cleanup: Map Features
etricceline at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 28 20:58:12 GMT 2007
I like to start a small cleanup session in the wiki regarding the mess we have
with alle the pages which describe particular keys/values.
At the moment if someone looks for information he has the change to find it on
the [[Map_Features]] page, sometimes older information on some [[Key:name]]
pages as well as under [[Mapping/Features]] and spreaded on serveral other
pages. (Highway tagging or cycleways are the best example for the mess)
OJW startet a first approch to order all this information based on what many
users really use and thus generate a much better [[Map_Features]] page.
Unfortunately, the description for the keys have to be written down somewhere
an at the moment this is on the human unreadable [[Tagwatch/Descriptions]]
I like to change this now to a more centralized method.
This means every Key is specified on a [[Key:<name>]] page and every value
will be described on a subpage [[Key:<name>/<value>]] which might look a bit
wired but in my opinion this wiki URL is more reasonable than
In addition if every page has the same layout, it is possible to parse every
page to obtain further information. As you might have seen I've created some
template boxes which i included on some sites. This information is nothing
else than what we have on the Tagwatch subpages but in a more human readable
output for the wiki therefore more people can change the information an help
to keep them up to date.
I'm writing this mainly because i like to get some featback before i start to
move around many pages and ask for deletion of some other pages. (To get rid
of the [[Mapping/Features]] subpages and some other sites)
You can see some examples of what this will look like on the [[Key:highway]]
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