[Imports] GNS tag cleanup
bryce2 at obviously.com
Wed Feb 19 02:13:51 UTC 2014
My comments largely revolve around the use of editor based deprecation.
One comment is specific to GNS. The gns:uni and gns:ufi are a primary keys
in the source data, and as such should definitely be kept to aid in future
matching or conflation of the object. See:
Also of some value is gns:fc. gns:nt should have been used during the
original import to tag historic names differently and perhaps shuffle some
of them to a historic map database.
In general I feel the editor delete list approach is bad for two reasons:
1) Tags are deleted behind the back of human editors. There's no effective
human review since the deletion is done at save time not load time in
2) Slowly bit-rotting away data does not give data consumers any notice
that their tags are going away. Far better that a data consumer notices
the deprecation right away. They could then can adjust their software, or
argue for restoration of the data, before the data is long gone under a
blizzard of overlapping edits.
On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 11:45 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
> About 6 years ago, a set of data was imported from GNS, consisting of place
> names, mainly of place=town.
> Any comments?
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