[Tagging] "Feature Proposal - RFC - Sidewalk
niceman at att.net
Mon Mar 21 20:11:53 GMT 2011
On 3/21/2011 3:50 PM, Chris Hill wrote:
> There are, never have been and probably never will be official tags.
> Anyone can use any tag at any time for any purpose. It follows that
> there are no unofficial tags either.
No disagreement, but the motivation for at least some measure of
agreement on a tag convention is to
1.) Allow users of map data to be able to use it without needing to
download and statistically analyze and guess about 30 GB of tags in
world map data.
2.) Some people would like for their mapping work to have a purpose
rather than just to have typed a set of made-up sequences of letters
into some geo location.
It's not so much a policing action and rule enforcement, as it is a
wish to have as complete and useful set of map data as possible.
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