[OSM-talk] Wind turbines no longer rendered on mapnik layer
mok at bioxray.dk
Wed Feb 15 16:06:34 GMT 2012
On 15/02/2012, at 10.46, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> 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.
I agree completely, see below
> 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.
I received the following reply at 10.14.44 GMT+01:00:
> Hi mok0,
> Thanks for the notice, and I'm currently submitting a changeset
> where everything with generator:source=wind also has
> power_source=wind specified as well. Also, I'll take a look into
> the mapnik style sheet to see how this can be updated to remove the
> depreciated tags.
... and I answered thus:
> That's great, thanks!
> It is great if you fix bugs in the osm tags -- misspellings and such
> -- but you really should not remove tags that someone put there.
> If tag removal is to be carried out, it is best to discuss it on the
> mailing list first, but in general, you never know if tags are being
> used by someone, so it's better just to leave them. They do no harm.
> If you are thinking of wasted storage space, think of the extra data
> you produce by generating a changeset plus new versions of all the
So, instead of reverting, the user has uploaded a new changeset with
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