[Tagging] landuse:illegal and illegal:yes/no

Bill Ricker bill.n1vux at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 14:21:42 BST 2011

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:18 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to propose a few additions:
>> landuse=residential illegal=yes:

It's a couple days early for Poison d'Avril / April Fools ? Is this serious?

Under the usual rule-of-thumb, to map what's visible on the ground
(signed or built), I'd support this where it is prominently signed as
"Illegal use", in those words or similar. (Or tagged so by a suitably
free Govt GIS file.)

Anything else, an OSM member is making a value judgment and OSM is
publishing it as a fact, which has legal consequences in most
countries. OSM has a legal entity in UK which is democracy most
favorable to libel tourists, where Truth is NOT a defense. (The new
coalition gov't is looking at reform but don't bet you assets on it.)

IANAL (but have enough knowledge to be dangerous)

@n1vux bill.n1vux at gmail.com

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