[HOT] paths, tracks and unclassified in West Africa
tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 17:22:38 UTC 2015
Why not the source tag? If it indicates survey or local knowledge
instead of or as well as remote imagery, credibility is improved.
On 16/07/2015 1:02 PM, john whelan wrote:
> I think a two tiered system would work well. Officialverified=yes
> perhaps? I don't think rendering is an issue. Certainly I've seen JOSM
> used to render or view maps on a lap top for an area. I was quite
> surprised but the person said an off line map was easily searchable and
> you could select and see all the tags.
> Cheerio John
> On 16 July 2015 at 11:13, Steve Bower <steve at worldvista.net
> <mailto:steve at worldvista.net>> wrote:
> A fundamental problem is that the current road/path tagging scheme
> does not distinguish between:
> •"rough" tagging used for remote mapping during activations, and
> •"detailed" tagging based on local knowledge.
> Current tags are used for both, which leads to confusion since the
> custom "activation" definition may differ somewhat from the
> "permanent" definition. Also, there is future confusion since the
> level of detail (local knowledge) is not recorded.
> A 2-tier scheme could solve that, with separate tags for "rough"
> tagging, and "detailed" tags based on local knowledge.
> Another solution would be a separate tag recording the level of
> certainty or verification, but a 2-tier scheme might be easier to
> manage and to render.
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