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

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Thu Sep 12 04:39:43 UTC 2013

On Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:07 AM, Jason Remillard <remillard.jason at gmail.com>

> Hi Bryce,
> If you really want to be sure nobody gets confused by some of the
> "extra" tags in the drop tags, you could run an automated edit project
> to remove them.

I do think the bulk delete is cleaner, however, the history clutter
objections seem strong.

JOSM presently silently discards the following keys:

"tiger:upload_uuid", "tiger:tlid", "tiger:source", "tiger:separated",
"geobase:datasetName", "geobase:uuid",
"odbl", "odbl:note",
"yh:TYPE", "yh:WIDTH_RANK"

The proposed approach is to have JOSM highlight keys to be discarded in
light pink (no matter if loaded or typed).
This is meant to alert the human editor to the otherwise invisible delete
on upload.  I think this is better
than deleting on download: you get to see the data and (if it's valuable to
you) move it to safer tags.

Other editors might choose a different solution.
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