[Tagging] sidewalks and tagging for the renderer

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 11:37:34 BST 2012


Am 13. April 2012 08:20 schrieb Peter Wendorff <wendorff at uni-paderborn.de>:
> -10 for adding defaults as a hint for mappers!!!
>
> Every application using OSM data has to make assumptions about data not
> present in the database, sure, but reliable data has to be present in the
> database, as a missing tag in general can be both: missing/unknown, or
> "default", whatever "default" means.
>
> If we would define a set of defaults and mappers follow that set, nobody
> will add "default" values again, and it's not possible to distinguish
> between default and unknown any more.
>
> Yes, sure: Applications should have these default values, and probably it is
> useful to define some kind of "common defaults" in a file that can be used
> and parsed by applications, but this should not be part of the osm mapping
> work, but part of the software development around OSM (not in the osm core).


+1 to all of these

cheers,
Martin



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