[Tagging] [OSM-talk] emergency=*

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 01:50:19 BST 2010

On 3 August 2010 10:46, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Similar hacks to what they did in Haiti I suspect, use what ever tags
>> render, like camping sites, which are really refugee camps...
> Haiti is the antithesis of OSM tagging. Sure, the initial few hours had
> tagging for the renderer, but the community got together fairly quickly with
> the CrisisMappers community to develop preset groups that were specifically
> designed for crisis response. Additionally, new renderers specific to the
> cause (rendering the crisis-specific tags) came up as there was demand.
> This is how it should be. I would use Haiti as an example of what to do, not
> what NOT to do.

So you are effectively saying things can change quickly?

I don't think I remember hearing about all the problems people seem to
be complaining about, must have missed that thread.

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