[Tagging] The current problem with tagging

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Sun Oct 18 18:00:23 BST 2009

On 18/10/2009 17:30, Peteris Krisjanis wrote:
> What we need is - this list where all people who cares about tagging
> (and it already shows that most tagging decissions will be made in
> this part of community) and some kind of wiki book 'OSM Mapping for
> dummies' where could be collected know-hows and howtos (how example to
> tag crossroads) in good editorial quality.

I'm not disagreeing with everything else you said. My main aim though is 
to try to make the documentation and tag schema machine readable, so 
that it is useful to more than just human readers. The wiki page or 
future equivalent would be derived from the schema, but so would the 
presets in the editors (in principle - we can't mandate this, obviously) 
  and the checking criteria in error checkers among other things (yes, I 
know there's more to error checking than just the tag names and values) 
and some of the rendering updates when tags change.


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