[Tagging] Tagging amenity=waste_basket

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sat Aug 4 20:47:05 BST 2012


On 04.08.2012 18:10, Werner Poppele wrote:
> According to the Wiki-page, the tag amenity=waste_basket should be put
> to a node. I found ways tagged with this tag [1] in Bakersfield,
> California. Is that wrong ?

Some things are clearly wrong; some things are clearly correct. Between 
them there streches the vast expanse called the mapper's discretion.

If mappers have different opinions, then I tend to side with whoever is 
local. So if you pass that waste basket on your way to work every day 
and you think it should really be a node only, or it should really be a 
recycling bin, or whatever, then change it.

If, on the other hand, you're looking at this from the other side of the 
country or even the other side of the planet, then it is ok to ask the 
locals what they've been up to (possibly explaining why you think the 
object should be tagged differently) but you shouldn't be changing anything.

If there are people who think that mapping waste baskets as ways is a 
good idea then why not amend the Wiki page which, as you say, currently 
lists that tag for nodes only.


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