[OSM-talk] Create two new categories for lawyers, architects, plumbers, etc
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
avarab at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 22:10:49 GMT 2009
On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 21:46, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
> Pieren wrote:
>>> We've long since passed the point where "amenity" is an accurate
>>> description for the value that comes after it. In the OpenStreetMap
>>> database "amenity" is best pronounced as "a thingy" :)
>> Is that a reason to not improve things (or try to )?
> Is introducing somewhat arbitrary categories really an improvement? It's
> just another thing I need to memorize.
> What I want to enter is actually
> and so on.
> These aren't two "atoms" of data, just one. Unfortunately, there is the
> technical requirement to provide two strings - key and value. A "thingy"
> key (could be "type" or "poi" or whatever just as well as "amenity") is
> a method to work around this.
There's a technical requirement to enter key-value pairs *in the raw
data* but nothing stops some editor implementing things so that you
can do as you suggest in the UI. JOSM already has this via its presets
and Potlatch 2 will have something like this as well.
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