[OSM-talk] Tagging OSM objects with UUIDs
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Tue Jun 8 04:04:43 BST 2010
On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 10:55 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:
> On 8 June 2010 12:46, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> > How else are you going to describe what your object is? I don't see a
> > uuid:lamp_post in your list of examples. I guess that would be,
> > uuid:man_made? I don't think many people are going to figure that out.
> > fact, I can't even really figure it out.
> If I had all the details nutted out this wouldn't still be a proposal :)
> In your next email you suggest they are highway tags, so uuid:highway=*
I just think it'd be a lot easier to say uuid=*, uuid_type=lamp post.
Because uuid:highway=* is incredibly non-intuitive. Of course, that doesn't
work because then you can't have multiple uuids on a single object without
creating relations or unnecessarily duplicating objects. The OSM database
doesn't readily support arrays of structured data.
On Mon, Jun 7, 2010 at 11:01 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:
> If someone needed to add a description can't they just use the note=*
> tag? Which then makes it a display issue.
No, because there's no easy way to tie the note to the the uuid. What if
you want two notes, one of which is a note for uuid:building and one of
which is a note for uuid:operator? Again, can't do it easily in OSM,
because the OSM database doesn't readily support arrays of structured data.
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