[Tagging] any tag you like, but why create parallel systems for established tags? DCGIS

sabas88 sabas88 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 14:30:36 GMT 2012


Il giorno 10/mar/2012 15:25, "Josh Doe" <josh at joshdoe.com> ha scritto:
>
> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 6:38 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Looking at the key name and values this looks like the date when the
> > external database included the object in their system. Why on earth
> > should we keep track of this in OSM? Doesn't seem to be a
> > geoinformation to me.
>
> I've made a practice of removing all tiger:* tags, and most gnis:*
> tags (except feature_id) after verifying a feature. The only external
> data that I think belongs in OSM is a reference number (i.e. primary
> key, e.g. gnis:feature_id) that can be easily maintained (e.g. no
> tiger:tlid), and that should end if/when we have persistent IDs. And I
> think we shouldn't use a private namespace but put it under the ref:*
> namespace, which makes clear the purpose of the data.
>
> -Josh
>

+1 I think that for correlating imported items to the original dataset it's
needed only a tag that references the primary key. In italy there's a
similar case with lombardy.

Stefano
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