[Tagging] The current problem with tagging

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 10:41:50 BST 2009

2009/10/19 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> 2009/10/18 Liz <edodd at billiau.net>:
>> As a new mapper, about 2 years ago, I thought that the only POIs OSM collected
>> were pubs post offices, banks and other things that were in the editor.
>> I didn't get the slightest hint from the wiki front page that there were
>> options for "anything you find".
> It is the first phrase on the mapfeatures-page though (the page I
> always went when I was new to OSM and was looking for a tag):
> "OpenStreetMap does not have any content restrictions on tags that can
> be assigned to OSM-Elements (Nodes Node, Ways Way or Relations
> Relation). You can use any tags you like as long as the values are
> verifiable. "

That may be the case, but doesn't it make sense to make it as easy as
possible for people to find tags already in use? and use one of those
before making a new tag that does the same thing?

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