[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - sluice_gate

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 23:41:00 GMT 2011


On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 6:18 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com> wrote:
>> The question is, what else would go there? Flood gates don't belong there -
>> that's the *usage* of the gate, not the *type* of gate.
>
> From a technical perspective you may be right, but practically
> speaking, we should design tagging schemes with usability in mind.
> People are likely to know that "there is a flood gate", not that
> "there is a hinged crest gate".

On the other hand, what if one knows that there's a gate but not its
purpose (for instance, when mapping drainage canals through swampy
areas)?



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