[Tagging] Ref tag

Martin Vonwald imagic.osm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 12:00:59 BST 2012

2012/6/19 Ronnie Soak <chaoschaos0909 at googlemail.com>:
>>> there are
>>> 145428 int_ref
>>> 60611 nat_ref
>>> 12 ref:de
>>> 0 ref:DE
> Ok, you are right. I'm just wondering why the country classifier is used on
> so many other tags and not on this one.

I don't think the classifier would make much sense in this case. You
want to tag the national reference. In Austria this would be the
austrian (and only austrian) reference, in Germany the german (and
only german) reference, in the UK ... you got it. You wouldn't tag a
ref:UK in France. I think this is the difference compared to tags like


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