[Tagging] Standard for external links to location based services

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 16:00:45 BST 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM, Simone Saviolo
<simone.saviolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/10/18 Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
>> opening hours and operators [...] are intrinsic
>> properties of these amenities. Links to web pages *about* the amenity
>> on third-party websites are not intrinsic properties.
> I think this is exactly what we disagree about. If I, the owner of a shop,
> create a Facebook page to keep in touch with potential customers, then that
> is a part of my business just like my shop is. Of course, I would oppose
> adding the link to a page about that shop in a shop directory, but if the
> web page is maintained by the company itself I don't see what's the
> difference between the opening hours and the web page. Does the shop need to
> put on a sign in the window with the URL to the site, just like it does for
> opening hours?!
> Notice that I'm not talking about *any* page in the internet where that
> amenity is advertised. I'm talking about a (social) activity by the amenity
> owners or managers themselves.

We agree on this. Please note the very first paragraph of my very
first reply in this thread.

What I am saying is that it's not productive linking to what you say
"*any* page in the internet". An example of not being productive is
the POI given as an example by the original poster:

Do you find tags like these very useful to be put in the OSM database?
(And storing these tags take much more space than the other
"legitimate" tags.)

link:berlin.de =
link:facebook = http://www.facebook.com/pages/_/325001280021
link:foursquare = https://foursquare.com/v/a/4adcda7af964a520e84621e3
link:google+ = https://plus.google.com/106569062506348263598
link:myspace = http://www.myspace.com/zumiroderzudir_bar
link:partyearth = http://www.partyearth.com/berlin/lounges/zu-mir-oder-zu-dir-2/
link:qype = http://www.qype.co.uk/place/645
link:tip-berlin.de =
link:tripadvisor = http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/187323-d942801
link:yelp = http://www.yelp.de/biz/zu-mir-oder-zu-dir-berlin

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