[Tagging] Standard for external links to location based services

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:06:58 BST 2012

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Simone Saviolo
<simone.saviolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/10/12 Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
>> However, I personally don't think your example of putting the URLs to
>> a place's webpage on foursquare, Google+, Yelp, TripAdvisor, etc. is
>> the way to go.
>> OSM is not a link directory so adding many such links on the OSM
>> database doesn't seem appropriate. One or two is maybe OK.
> I don't agree. If we follow that reasoning consistently, we may conclude
> that tagging a bar on OSM is wrong, because OSM is not a bar directory, and
> its name may change, and it may close, etc.

The difference between a link directory and a bar directory is that
bars have physical locations and make them amenable to be included in
the OSM database.

That is not the case with links to third-party websites.

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