[OSM-talk] Tagging Seamarks
malcolm.herring at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 17 20:40:55 BST 2010
Andreas Labres wrote:
> Continuing dispute between the two groups
I was suggesting that a state of peaceful co-existence can be achieved -
Our editors will not alter or remove tags that are not ours, and
hopefully this will be reciprocated.
> and become productive (get nice renderers, get nice editors etc.).
Nice renderers and editors do not just materialize - they have to be
written by the members of the sub-projects. This is the crux of the
matter - after having spend considerable time developing those tools,
based on a particular set of tag definitions, any later suggestion that
we should change them is not going to receive an enthusiastic response!
As far as users are concerned, editors remove the need to manually edit
tags, thus no knowledge of the tagging scheme is necessary. As to the
question of which scheme to use - choose the editor that will place your
work onto the map overlay that you want to see it on.
PS: there has been a recent update of the OpenSeaMap JOSM plugin
("toms"). This is now in the OSM repository, so it can be installed
using the JOSM Preferences dialogue. The accompanying Mappaint styles
will shortly be installable by this method also.
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