[HOT] paths, tracks and unclassified in West Africa

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 18:42:01 UTC 2015

No, sounds too simple and sensible.

Cheerio John

On 16 July 2015 at 13:22, Tom Taylor <tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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