[Tagging] Tag approval process or its absence (was: Voting for Relation type=waterway)

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Tue Feb 21 10:06:17 GMT 2012

On 21/02/12 09:50, sabas88 wrote:
> 2012/2/21 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org <mailto:frederik at remote.org>>
>     I don't think that a tagging style that works best in Europe will
>     automatically also be the one that works best in South America.
>     Any attempt to force everyone to use the same style will
>     automatically make the map *less* good in some places. I think
>     that it is one of the great strengths of OSM that we can allow
>     people to map what is good for them locally, and we should not
>     throw that away just because some programmer somewhere finds it
>     easier to roll out his iPhone app if tags are synchronized the
>     world over!
> And if there's three or four different tagging schemes for the same 
> thing in the same country? Changing in quantity, genre or spelling for 
> instance.
These schemes will not spontaneously appear, they take time and I'm sure 
that there will be enough people on this list to point out the error of 
heading down that path. :-)

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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