[Tagging] Standard for external links to location based services

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 10:08:45 BST 2012

2012/10/12 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Simone Saviolo
> <simone.saviolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think that contact info of an amenity (allow me to group shops,
> > restaurants, bars, and companies under that umbrella just for a minute)
> > should be considered all of equal importance.
> They are amenities that stay for long time like post offices. And
> amenities that are changing very fast like shops and restaurants. I
> think OSM should concentrate on the first. OSM is not a google-like
> bot scanning the web to build automatically a yellow-page db.
> Surveying things like commercial streets are inevitably outdated
> quickly. I would say that "amenities" that cannot be found in
> wikipedia should be considered as commercial advertising.

Ok, I see that you decided to be consistent and to go all the way - but
this is what I hoped I'd discourage everybody about :-)

While I understand the logic of this reasoning (I did it myself!), I don't
think this is the direction we should follow. I'll say it again: by that
reasoning, we should remove all the bars, all the shops, all the
restaurants, all the companies, all the fuel stations, all the parking
information (a free parking may become a ticket-only parking), all the
names of the buildings (even worldwide famous skyscrapers have changed
their name as their owner sold them to someone else). Are we sure we want
to make a map where there is no restaurant?
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