[OSM-dev] capitals; normalizing true, yes and 1 - additional idea

Andreas Kalsch andreaskalsch at gmx.de
Mon Feb 7 19:25:22 GMT 2011

How I would do post-processing OSM tags:

name: 'München'
name:en: 'Munich'
noexit: 'yes'
addr:street: 'Weg'


name: {
_: 'München'
en: 'Munich'
noexit: true
addr: {
street: 'Weg'
date: new Date(...)

This could be the result of a post-processing script so that your application can rely on better 
data consistency. It makes sense to put namespaced tags in their own object. Of course, finally, it 
depends on your application. It's more well-suited for creating views than for indexing.


Am 01.02.11 20:32, schrieb M∡rtin Koppenhoefer:
> 2011/2/1 Lennard<ldp at xs4all.nl>:
>> Fortunately, for capital, we only use yes and not the other 2 variants in
>> the main mapnik map. It's not logical to add these at this point. We already
>> have to normalise true and 1 to yes for bridges and tunnels, and if those
>> variants would disappear from the database and the wiki, all the better.
> yes, at least we could _recommend_ to not use true or 1 any more in
> the wiki. It is really pointless to encourage mappers to use any of
> those three when in the end it will create trouble and effort for data
> consumers without any benefit for the mappers. Of course there will
> remain -1 to indicate the opposite direction in oneway streets.
>> Anyway, shouldn't this now move to [tagging] ?
> done
> cheers,
> Martin
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