[Tagging] New tag?

Diego Woitasen diego at woitasen.com.ar
Sat Dec 18 15:44:31 GMT 2010


On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM, Robert Elsenaar <robert at elsenaar.info> wrote:
> The policy of using tags in OSM is that everybody can use all the tags he
> can imagine. So there are no restrictions.
> The only thing is that you'd like to see your tags rendered on some map
> sometimes. So it is smart to use tags others can understand.
>
> Voila, there is a world wide library that is very handy to overcome those
> lingual misunderstandings.
>
> WIKI.OPENSTREETMAP.ORG
>
> I just have upgraded our feature page
> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/NL:Kaarteigenschappen) and translated
> the most important common tags to dutch concepts.
> There is / should be a map feature for your country. If there's not? There
> is a nice job for you to do. And I can say that it's THE way to learn most
> of the tags. ;)
>
> Robert Elsenaar
>
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- From: Diego Woitasen try to
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> To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] New tag?
>
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>
>> This sounds like it might be similar to the "minicab" in the UK. They are
>> licensed differently from taxis and are only permitted to operate on a
>> "pre-booked" basis, i.e. you can't just stop one on the street but you
>> have
>> to phone or go to the office to make a "reservation". They are not allowed
>> to approach you, you have to approach them. Sometimes they are referred to
>> as "private hire" vehicles (although always with driver).
>>
>> Tagwatch seems to know about one single example of amenity=Minicab Office
>> in
>> the UK and I can't find anything else which covers it.
>>
>> If you think the concepts are similar enough, and sticking to the
>> UK-centric
>> terminology tradition, "amenity=minicab_office" might be a good candidate.
>>
>> Colin
>>
>>
>> On 17/12/2010 13:21, Diego Woitasen wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>  I started to contribute to OSM a few weeks a ago. I have question. In
>>> Argentina we have an special car service (I think this exists in other
>>> countries, but I'm not sure) called "remis" o "remisse". It's similar
>>> to taxis but the cars (with drivers) wait always in the agency o remis
>>> stop (You can't take them on any place like the Taxis).
>>>
>>>  I haven't found a tag that matches with this. Should I create a new
>>> tag?. Or there is already a tag that I can use.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>  Diego
>>>
>>
>>
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>
> Yes, exactly. It's the same thing. Anyway, the minicab_office is a UK
> definition. Nobody will understand that here.
>
> Sorry, I'm doing my first contributions to OSM. What's the policy
> about creating localized tags? Every country has some particular
> things. Remis, offices of the govertment that are important here, etc.
>
> Regards,
> Diego
>
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It's a good idea. We should write the localized Map_Features map. I'll
start when I have some time.

Regards,
 Diego

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Diego Woitasen



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