[OSM-talk] tagging trailblazes / marked paths
igor.brejc at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 21:32:39 BST 2008
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Tom Hughes wrote:
>> It was "approved" on the basis of a tiny vote on the wiki and I would
>> say there is zero chance of most people switching from the tags that
>> have been in use for several years to some new scheme that, as I
>> understand it, requires about five tags for each path.
> > Given that most of the UK examples on the wiki were actually wrong by
> > their own definition last time I looked I certainly plan to stick to
> > what we've always done.
> A very similar thing seems to have happened recently with the
> "Crossing" tag.
> I've never been a friend of that voting business but it seems to get
> more absurd every day. Is it perhaps time now to have a vote on
> abolishing votes altogehter - or should we continue to let people vote
> on whatever they like and ignore the results? It's fine with me but
> seems to irritate newbies who lack the stubbornness that speaks from
> your above paragraph ;-)
I'm not touching the "voting"-"no voting" issue :). I'm just trying to
think ahead and consider how this data that we're so happily entering
will be used for purposes other than just rendering (getting back to my
hiking-buddy SW idea I mentioned a few times before). If we have 10
different ways of describing the same thing it's going to be difficult
to implement and maintain SW that uses this data.
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