[Tagging] historic tagging, obelisks

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 05:00:13 GMT 2011

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 3:58 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> obelisk:material
> obelisk:weight (this is usually known due to the general interest in
> these pieces).

IMHO once again this strays outside the useful scope of a map.
Wikipedia, especially through dbpedia, is a much better place for
storing facts about the world. OSM should simply store the geographic
information and key facts which are relevant to producing a map. We
should also provide identifiers where they exist (even a Wikipedia URL
is better than nothing) to assist with mash-ups. Let's not attempt to
store every known fact about the world in the OSM database.


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