[OSM-dev] Suggestion to replace created_by tags

Nigel Magnay nigel.magnay at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 14:33:47 BST 2007

> This would allow users to describe what they're doing, an important
> piece of local teamwork ("moved lake further north, previous lake
> circumference seems to have been taken from landsat but lake has changed
> in the meantime" - things like that), and solve your client id issue
> along the way. Much like your proposed solution, it would add column to
> way/node/segment tables; maybe yours would only need a one-byte column
> while this needs a four-byte or so, but I think it would be worth it.
change_group_id should be a globally increasing value (I.E it's a revision
number), so you would add it to all tables, but you could also remove any
other version / time / user stamping columns that are there currently.
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