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

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 15:09:55 GMT 2012

On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 6:38 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently stumbled upon an import in the US prefixed with "dcgis".
> While this tagging makes it possible to have these data inserted
> parallely to other OSM data I still wonder why someone would do that.
> In particular I am refering to this:
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/dcgis%3Aaddress
> I don't see the point why this is not the usual "addr:street" etc.
> and there seem to be also other issues:
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=dcgis
> The most used tag in this "namespace" is "dcgis:captureyear"
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/dcgis%3Acaptureyear
> which can be found 93 022 times in the db but isn't documented in the wiki [1]

It seems that you didn't ask any of the users who were involved in this import.

This import was done four years ago, with many users and a variety of
processes, but I don't get the impression you checked with any of us.

I don't see any actual questions in your mail.

If you have specific questions, feel free to ask them.

- Serge

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