[Tagging] source:geolocation?

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 06:29:57 GMT 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1) Use source:<X> to refer to geolocation, where <X> is some string
> that is never going to be used as a key on its own, or
> 2) Redefine source=* to refer to the geolocation of the feature only
> (as opposed to all tags of the feature)
> I don't particularly like either solution...

Solution 1 looks perfectly good to me. Position, location, whatever.
If a consensus ever emerges, it's trivial to normalise them.

Solution 2 is inherently wrong, because there's no effective way to
redefine anything. Users will do whatever they have always done, so
merely reinterpreting their actions doesn't really change what their
actions mean.

Solution 3 (changesets), terrible idea. Editor support for changesets
is really patchy. Potlatch starts and closes changesets fairly
arbitrarily, and there is not (afaik) any way to tell what changes
were included in a changeset, or modify changeset comments after the
fact. Let alone the added complexity in having to query a changeset in
order to find out metadata about an object. And how does this address
the issue anyway...


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