[Tagging] Voting for Relation type=waterway

Werner Hoch werner.ho at gmx.de
Tue Feb 21 18:59:27 GMT 2012


Hi Chris,

Am Sonntag, den 19.02.2012, 15:53 +0000 schrieb Chris Hill:
> I do not agree with the whole basis of this thread.
> 
> There are no such things as approved tags, tagging is open and people 
> are free to use *any* tags they like.
> 
> There are no such things as deprecated tags, tagging is open and people 
> are free to use *any* tags they like.
> 
> A vote by a few people is certainly not a justification to begin mass 
> edits or wide spread change of other people's carefully chosen work.
>
> Discuss: certainly, document: yes please, impose your will over 
> thousands over other mappers: no.

You can find the discussion in the wiki. Even users that used the
type=collection tag agreed to unify the tagging.

Two years ago I've contacted all users that have contributed waterway
relations and invited them to discuss.

> Advertise your ideas and encourage acceptance. Show how well it works 
> any why it is better but don't use a phoney voting process ignored by 
> the vast majority as a mandate for action.

I've advertised and talked and the stats shows, that many users use the
unified tagging scheme.
See:
http://www.h-renrew.de/h/osm/osmchecks/02_Relationstypen/planet_waterways.html

The final vote is just to finish the proposal and unify the last few
tags ...

Regards
Werner




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