[OSM-dev] Numeric OSM tag keys

Stadin, Benjamin Benjamin.Stadin at heidelberg-mobil.com
Fri Aug 5 15:10:06 UTC 2016

Thanks Andy and Andy. I¹ll implement compression in another way then.


Am 05.08.16, 14:06 schrieb "Andy Townsend" unter <ajt1047 at gmail.com>:

>On 05/08/2016 12:51, Stadin, Benjamin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> What is the allowed syntax for OSM tag keys? Is there actually a
>> restriction, like OSM tag keys must follow common variable name syntax?
>Not really.  You can see what tags are in use.  A search for tags
>containing "0" http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=0 lists
>https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2992379650 on the last page.
>Now obviously that's rubbish (and we can guess what the mapper actually
>meant there) but if you're consuming OSM data you'll need to be able to
>deal with keys such as that.
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