[Tagging] "Feature Proposal - RFC - Sidewalk

Mike N 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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