jukka.rahkonen at mmmtike.fi
Mon Sep 15 06:03:28 BST 2008
Gervase Markham <gerv-gmane <at> gerv.net> writes:
> > 3. have a special value for the name tag (name=none or some such)
> I find is really very unlikely that there is any important object in the
> world which is known generally by the name "none" in small letters, with
> no The, capital N, or anything like that. So I'd support this. It's just
> another rendering rule - unless the renderer people want to tell us that
> this sort of special-casing is particularly difficult to implement.
There are people like me using OSM data with standard GIS tools and not with
special OSM renderers etc. Any GIS software can label features by selecting
value from a name field. All of them would label these name=none just like
that, literally as "none". For me noname=yes would be absolutely better.
More generally this is something that might belong to some kind of quality
control schema that collects in a easily queriable way information about the
quality of OSM features: unknown name, traced only from Landsat, poor gps fix,
all the FIXME notes etc., opening hours checked two years ago.
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