[Tagging] "contact:phone" or "phone" to combine with "amenity=telephone"

Georg Feddern osm at bavarianmallet.de
Fri Apr 27 10:45:04 BST 2012

Am 26.04.2012 18:07, schrieb Mike N:
> On 4/26/2012 8:51 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>>> Can we use the taginfo stats to revert the change made the 2nd may
>>> >  2010 where "phone" has been replaced by "contact:phone" and add a 
>>> big
>>> >  "deprecate" notice on the "contact:" namespace wiki ? (overall, we
>>> >  still have 10 times more "phone" than "contact:phone", 20 times more
>>> >  "website" than "contact:website", etc)
>> +1 from me, but I know there are other mappers opposing this and
>> trying to push the "contact:" prefix.
>    I agree with those wanting the 'contact:' format that it is 
> unambiguous and might be easier to use and analyze, but since no data 
> consumers use it (that I know of), 'phone' is preferred.    I know of 
> several data consumers on mobile apps that use 'phone'.

well, I too appreciate the namespaces if they avoid ambiguity - but is 
there really any ambiguity with phone, fax, email, website, webcam?
contact: is a mere categorisation than distinction - and so it is just 
stuffing for me.


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