[Tagging] your opinion on a delete/change key

Josh Doe josh at joshdoe.com
Sat Apr 16 12:59:45 BST 2011

What you're proposing seems to be geared towards an automatic script
to change tags based on change* keys. I think it's simpler to have a
single key, and then add a note=* so future mappers can intelligently
decide whether to change things.

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 7:50 AM, Flaimo <flaimo at gmail.com> wrote:
> i think that is to vague. a user should have an idea, what happens,
> when he uses the tag. "reinsprect" can mean everything from "it will
> be deleted" to "nice, but nobody is going to touch this".
> also for finished constructions i wouldn't invent a new tag. if the
> construction is estimated to be finished in 2 months, i would just add
> a grace period of one additional month and then use
> "change:highway=<Date>;residential" to change the currenten value from
> "construction" to "residential"
> flaimo
>> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:43:03 -0400
>> From: Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>
>> To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: Re: [Tagging] your opinion on a delete/change key
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>> On 4/15/11 4:18 PM, Josh Doe wrote:
>>> I'm not sure if I'd call it delete, maybe something more verbose and
>>> general like "reinspect_date". This would be useful for some highway
>>> construction projects I've added which have given an estimated date of
>>> completion.
>> yes, reinspect_date might be useful. although there might be other
>> types of date, so maybe
>> date:reinspect
>> date:projected:construction_end
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