[HOT] paths, tracks and unclassified in West Africa

Tom Taylor 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.

Tom Taylor

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.
>     ~~Steve

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