[Tagging] Thoughts on how to replace or modify an exist/established tag (Was: Feature Proposal - RFC - sluice_gate)
stevagewp at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 23:05:59 GMT 2011
On 7/01/2011 4:00 AM, Peter Wendorff wrote:
> What's the benefit of that?
> What beside of this - I fear, stupid - "certification" is the benefit
> for a hiking map in supporting e.g. maxspeed of motorways as part of
> the OSM core being the decision basis to get the certification?
You've unfortunately made a couple of big assumptions, and drawn
conclusions from those.
Assumption 1: That there would only be one set of tags. (I used the
example "core" specifically because I expect there will be other,
"non-core" sets of tags)
Assumption 2: That every product that uses OSM data must support all
Instead, I can imagine "core" being very small. Maybe it doesn't even
need to exist. And then other sets: core, urban, natural, water,
cycling, ... Perhaps they overlap. We haven't even started thinking
about this yet.
> so the core definition you propose would require to include
> buildings in the map, no matter of their size and the drawbacks of
> excluding most old devices by including the building layer?
No one has suggested such a thing.
> Additionally there would have to be an organization/council/something
> to give the certification to the application (in wide interpretation)
Let's not get sidetracked by this future hypothetical idea of
"certification". The first step is to define actual sets of tags, with
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