[Tagging] tagging awards and ratings

Paweł Paprota ppawel at fastmail.fm
Mon Jul 30 19:58:31 BST 2012

Hi Johan,

Here is another idea that Richard F. pointed me to on IRC:


I strongly believe that some mix of what you are writing about, what
Richard is writing about above, what Tag Central presentation contains
and what many other people have thought about for years and would be
involved in creating this... "thing"... is the way to improve OSM


On Mon, Jul 30, 2012, at 20:42, Johan Jönsson wrote:
> I made a proposal page at 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Awards_and_ratings
> with the proposed tagging
> award:<award_system>=<award_value>
> It seems general enough to handle most cases.
> ##Key:stars
> There is already a tagging-scheme in use for tagging hotels star-rating, 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stars
> stars=<number_of_stars>
> It would be nnice if the proposed awards:-scheme could somehow be an
> extension 
> of the existing stars-scheme.
> One limitation to the stars-scheme is that it´isn´t clear what kind of
> award-
> system or scale that the stars are relating to. In many cases this would
> be 
> pretty straigth forward, if there is an "established" system in acountry
> for 
> instance.And if it isn´t clear one could add some kind of source-info.
> The 
> only real limtiation would be if there of some reason are more than one
> award 
> system that is relevant to a feature and someone feels the need to tag
> both 
> (not a pressing matter so far, I should think).
> A possible extension of the existing could be 
> stars:<award_system>=<number_of_stars> 
> that way the prefix stars: works the same way as a prefix award:.
> I think it easy to understand and maybe award: could be used for all
> awards: 
> except those common ones that have stars (or similar) as unit?
> ##<award_value>
> a question for the proposal is how to tag the value of the tag.
> should it be 
> award:<award_system>=3 stars
> award:<award_system>=3_stars
> award:<award_system>=3stars
> award:<award_system>=3
> I have noticed that units often are kept out of the values,
> for me it would come natural to write
> award:<award_system_name>:<award_system_unit>=3
> award:<award_system_name>:stars=3
> (but it is probably just an attempt to get the two schemes closer to each 
> other)
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