[Tagging] Mapping the OSM Features - inconsistencies

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 13:35:37 BST 2011

Hi tagging list and wiki-trolls,

A quick note to let you know that my spreadsheet is finding
some inconsistencies.


I've downloaded the latest version of JOSM, and directly comparing the
presets with what the Map Features Wiki page says/recommends.
The 1st one is 'amenity=emergency_phone' as listed in JOSM and
'emergency=phone' as listed on the map features page.  I'm not actually
fixing it, (as it all needs to be discussed) im just point it out, so its

What i am doing is simply highlighting in red, those inconsistencies and
recommendations to the wiki-trolls, who can (hopefully) fix up some of this.

A lot of it is just simple edits, but it makes a big difference as it become
much more clearer to the end-users.

Although the purpose of doing this spreadsheet is for CommonMap, and the
external datasets, it will be helpfull to be in alignment with what the
osm-features are.  This is why im mapping these inconsistencies.  In a
spreadsheet form, it makes it easy to sort & filter which is not actually
possible on the wiki-sheet.   I intend to go back through the main map
features page every few months, and check to see what has been updated.


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