[Tagging] A first step towards bringing the wiki and tool support closer together

Erik Johansson erjohan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 11:57:31 GMT 2009


On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Peter Childs <pchilds at bcs.org> wrote:
> 2009/12/9 Erik Johansson <erjohan at gmail.com>:
>> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 4:40 AM, Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> See these pages:
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Good_practice
>>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tagging_for_the_renderer
>>>>
>>>> As that page says, its probably more acurrate to say "Don't deliberately tag
>>>> incorrectly for the renderer".
>>>
>>> Yup, but to "tag *correctly* for the renderer" is simply to "tag correctly". :P
>>
>> Yes but people say "don't tag for the renderer" which a horrible meme,
>> I say "always tag for the renderer". If there is not visual feedback
>> you are doing it wrong (except in keepright).
>>
>>
>
> By "Don't Tag for the renderer" we generally mean don't tag for one
> particular renderer, Its like writing a website for IE that does not
> work in Firefox; Not a good idea.

You can not deny it's misused all the time, as seen in this thread.

But considering how long it takes for things to show up on the
renderer I do agree that it's a problem:

e.g. Golf courses
OSM data link:
http://osm.org/go/ZH@96QqbY--?layers=B000FTT

Blog posts with rendering:
http://weait.com/content/golf-course-style-openstreetmap

OSM rendering:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=33.730833&lon=-78.847606&zoom=18

How can this be done better?
-- 
/emj




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