[Tagging] [OSM-talk] emergency=*

Mike N. niceman at att.net
Fri Jul 30 12:15:06 BST 2010

>I don't understand this argument. Doesn't every tag change anywhere "break 
>every editor/renderer/search/data user" whether or not you think it is 
>John has just as much right to go change all the amenity= tags to something 
>more specific as you do to keep them the same. Data consumers of all kinds 
>need to accept both kinds of changes.

  Every Smartphone OSM data consumer I've looked at has been unusable 
because of tagging interpretation.   Compared to OSM, data consumers seem to 
be very inflexible and unaware of any but the most rigid tag schemes that 
haven't changed in the past year.   In other words, about 30% of mapping 
labor goes to waste because it's impossible for consumers to keep up. 

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