[Tagging] [OSM-dev] capitals; normalizing true, yes and 1

Daniel Sabo danielsabo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 1 23:19:01 GMT 2011

I would prefer we normalize in the actual database instead of coming up with a ton of transformations needed to convert the data to something meaningful. Bots tend to have unintended consequences though, so if you want to do it yourself I would just use XAPI to pull the data in to JOSM and change it by hand.

In this specific case it seems safe to convert capital=true -> capital=yes, but the other values I'm less sure what they were intending.

On Feb 1, 2011, at 11:32 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> 2011/2/1 Lennard <ldp at xs4all.nl>:
>> Fortunately, for capital, we only use yes and not the other 2 variants in
>> the main mapnik map. It's not logical to add these at this point. We already
>> have to normalise true and 1 to yes for bridges and tunnels, and if those
>> variants would disappear from the database and the wiki, all the better.
> yes, at least we could _recommend_ to not use true or 1 any more in
> the wiki. It is really pointless to encourage mappers to use any of
> those three when in the end it will create trouble and effort for data
> consumers without any benefit for the mappers. Of course there will
> remain -1 to indicate the opposite direction in oneway streets.
>> Anyway, shouldn't this now move to [tagging] ?
> done
> cheers,
> Martin
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