[Imports] [Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sun Sep 8 09:08:32 UTC 2013

> From: Serge Wroclawski [mailto:emacsen at gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2013 1:39 AM
> Cc: talk-us at openstreetmap.org; OSM Imports List
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal
> Paul,
> Agreed- and most of why I put this away was that I felt the discussion
> had gone off the rails, with people loudly objecting to things which had
> never been proposed.
> The other suggestions were:
> * Rename identifier tags which have the incorrect tag (feature_id which
> are not feature_id).
> * Reclassify objects which are currently gnis but should be other
> datasets (non-gnis).
> These two suggestions cannot be done "organically" without a concerted
> effort, so we may want to create a separate proposal just to handle
> them, separate from this proposal.

Yes - there's a lot of other cleanup, but I'd like us to start getting 
the benefits of adding it to the discard list right away, then we can 
start working out if/what mechanical edits are necessary to change tags 
or conditionally delete tags.

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