[Tagging] New relation type=provides_feature

Dave Sutter sutter at intransix.com
Thu Dec 6 23:19:42 GMT 2012

This may be a radical suggestion for OSM but I think POIs should be
removed from the map database and put in an external database. Each
POI should have an address and the address is used to match the POI to
the map.

This can also be extended to ref tags, which are a generalized
address, to add additional data to the map, such as informtion like
ferry schedules.

This may sound radical, but this is the way it is done almost everywhere else.


On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Markus Lindholm
<markus.lindholm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Few days ago there was a discussion on this list with the subject
> "Door to door routing to buildings with multiple occupants". My
> thoughts after the discussion was that with increasing micro-mapping
> we need a relation to tie different objects together. So I thought I
> would make a proposal for such a relation.
> Tags:
> type=provides_feature
> Members roles:
> target
> address
> entrance
> There has to be exactly one member with the role target, that would be
> the POI. There could be multiple members with the other roles.
> Currently I listed address and entrance as possible member roles, but
> the list could be open-ended.
> Comments?
> /Markus
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