[Tagging] Thoughts on how to replace or modify an exist/established tag (Was: Feature Proposal - RFC - sluice_gate)

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 15:44:58 GMT 2011

2011/1/6 Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com>

> Putting in place a serious process for tag migration will be difficult. I
> suggest that a first step will be definition of an actual schema, with
> version number. For example, define an actual list of several hundred tags,
> with semantics, that correspond to "OSM core 1.0". Then, we could have votes
> on changes to the schema, with advance notice given: "On November 1, 2011,
> the main database will be updated to OSM core 1.1. Please have your editor
> and renderer patches ready for this date."

I would even go further. I would like to see such a schema become a sort of
"OSM certification", to be awarded to consumers that fully support it.

> Not easy, and I don't think the OSM community is at that level of process
> maturity yet.

More organisation would surely help, but this is in contrast with the wiki

> Steve


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