[Tagging] beer details, draught beer

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu May 10 19:53:09 BST 2012

2012/5/10 Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>:
> Is providing detailed information on pubs possibly over-stretching us?
> Things change rapidly, beers in pubs can change daily and sometime
> quicker than that, we would need to maintain this data and I think it
> would rapidly become stale.

in many regions in Germany it is hardly changing: many pubs change
more often name or operator than beer brand.

> I feel that ather like was suggested for the similar hotel thread, there
> are sites that specialise in this sort of detail.

there is surely a limit, but being able to know if a
pub/restaurant/bar has draught beer or not is an important information
IMHO. There are people recording reference numbers of power poles, how
many people are interested in this?

> Maybe not big national
> sites, but local ones.

yes, there is lots of them. How many would you have to link to osm in
order to cover half of the pubs in OSM?

> Would it not be better to include a link in the tags to such
> information?

a link for each and all of them? As soon as this would be accepted and
practise, we will have other complaining about the links.  Do you have
an idea how many portals there is about hotels in the world? Besides
that I haven't yet found one which allows you to download their
database and do analysis with it.

> http://www.whatpub.org/Guide/005000/Pub005076.htm
> http://www.whatpub.org/Guide/005000/Pub005074.htm
> http://www.whatpub.org/Guide/004000/Pub004535.htm

e.g. this one. Couldn't find their database for download, couldn't
find a license, besides "(c)"


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