[OSM-dev] Tag Handling in the Database

Iván Sánchez Ortega ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org
Fri Mar 28 23:42:37 GMT 2008

El Jueves, 27 de Marzo de 2008, Dave Stubbs escribió:
> If you're interested that's 12113 separate key values, or just 3087 if
> you discount anything starting with "tiger".[...]
> But until someone comes up with something that actually exists, the
> best we have is the wiki and the hope that people just get on with it
> and worry about tagging later :-)

Given that the STAGS proposal didn't really hold, I was hoping to have some 
time to work on a tag standard based on the Alexandria Digital Project 
Feature Type Thesaurus.

Take 3087 tags, write a hierarchical thesaurus with that, adapt it to 
key=value pairs, propose it. It's plausible.

> PS. does anyone know where the 850,000 odd "name_1" tags comes from?
> [...]I'm asuming Tiger. 

The EuroGlobalMap standard also uses a similar system; the funny thing is that 
the standard is GML-based and, thus, it should be extensible.

However, OSM can overcome the problem of name_1, name_2 and name_3 applicating 

Iván Sánchez Ortega <ivansanchez at escomposlinux.org>

La palabra es libre; la acción, muda; la obediencia, ciega.- J. Schiller
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