[Tagging] What's a power=station?

Mike N. niceman at att.net
Fri Jan 22 12:19:14 GMT 2010

> I'm not advocating using the directory instead of amenity=cafe or
> amenity=fuel or whatever. But in the long term, the ideal solution
> would probably be to allow that directory type information to be
> maintained separately, in a more convenient form than a 2D map.
> Particularly since while addresses are relatively fixed, their
> contents changes. (Around here, it seems that every time I walk down
> the main street, there are cafés I haven't noticed before - some
> tenancies last less than six months). And some kind of solution like
> that is needed to cope with multi-storey blocks of offices anyway, I
> think.

  I agree that a separate solution would be best for multi-storey offices. 
A tradeoff with a separate solution is that frequently I want to map a POI 
or something, but getting an actual street address that could be used for 
directory linking is difficult.   Numbers are faded, damaged, or 
non-existent.    Today, I just place the POI / shop at the geographic 
location, then move on.


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