[Tagging] The current problem with tagging

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 11:06:43 BST 2009

2009/10/19 Liz <edodd at billiau.net>:
> On Mon, 19 Oct 2009, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> 2009/10/19 John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>:
>> > 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?
>> 1. mapfeatures
>> 2. wiki-search
>> 3. (OSM-Doc / tagwatch)
>> 0./4. mailing-list  / forum
>> 5. own tag (preferably plus documentation)
>> cheers,
>> Martin
> So that is 5 steps.
> Maybe 7
> Do you see that some sort of streamlining would be worthwhile?

no. Because it is 5 Steps for features that are new, that is, nobody
ever documented or even used. Usually you will have 1 step:
mapfeatures. E.g. a motorway: you got there, take the key, read about
useful combinations, and map.

In case that you have to invent a new key, it is obvious that more
work is involved, in order to make it good.


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