[Tagging] website=*url* vs. contact:website=*url*

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu May 12 19:26:46 BST 2011

2011/5/12 Flaimo <flaimo at gmail.com>:
> the reason for that might be, than no editor supports the contact:
> syntax. personally, i always use it and type it in manually without
> the JOSM preset, because it makes locating all the contact information
> in long tag lists much easier.

OSM allows everybody to tag whatever he likes, which is great. Still I
don't think that a website is "contact"-information, like a phone
number is. Neither has "contact:webcam" anything to do with "contact".
Actual usage shows that the whole "contact" is a typical "wiki

108398 website (wiki page created  20:17, 3 April 2008 )
240537 url (wiki page created  23:19, 8 May 2008 )
4332 contact:website (wiki page created 08:06, 22 January 2009 )

For the disputed phonenumbers (many mappers argue that phonenumbers
are no geoinformation) the situation is similar:
88147 phone
9015 contact:phone

Btw.: there is (still) 0 contact:addr:street and 0
contact:addr:housenumber in the database.


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