[OSM-talk] Wind turbines no longer rendered on mapnik layer
frederik at remote.org
Wed Feb 15 09:46:09 GMT 2012
On 02/15/2012 09:44 AM, Maarten Deen wrote:
> I'm curious why the power_source tag is set to deprecated while the
> Mapnik stylesheet has not been adapted to include the new tag.
There are no deprecated tags, and nobody has the power to "set a tag to
What's even more problematic is if people try to automatically change a
large number of objects away from what they consider "deprecated" to
some "new tagging scheme". This requires a much broader approval than a
few votes cast on a wiki page that nobody reads; we expect any automated
or even mechanical edit to be discussed on the mailing lists beforehand.
> No use in making a new tag that is
> not rendered
This is not true; there are many tags that are not rendered and the map
on www.openstreetmap.org is not the arbiter of what tags should be used.
> The wiki is also less than helpful. The wiki page of power_source  is
> an immediate redirect to generator:source  with no mention that
> power_source might be deprecated.
Yes, this is not helpful, and certainly no basis for effecting an
When looking at the other edits of the user who did this edit, we can
see that not only did they make this tag change across a number of
changesets; they also imported wind turbine data from a third-party source.
Unless they can point to a community discussion and agreement that
preceded the import, they should not only revert their mass edit, but
also remove the imported data because it doesn't meet our import guidelines.
Morten, could you keep us posted about any replies you get from them. It
would be preferable if the Netherlands community could deal with this
but DWG will be happy to step in if there's a problem.
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