[Tagging] Standard for external links to location based services

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:25:13 BST 2012

2012/10/18 Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>

> 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.

Ok, then what about their opening hours? What about their operator, or
their cuisine?


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