[Tagging] Standard for external links to location based services

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Thu Oct 18 16:08:04 BST 2012

Hi Simone.
If the facebook page is the only - or primary website, I would agree to 
use it as website.
That is sometimes the case, and I agree, that this should be in OSM as 
any website at a dedicated domain or whatever.
A facility that has it's own website, most likely linking to the other 
ones, and uses platforms like facebook, twitter and much more for 
communication or advertising means, I don't think it's valuable to add 
all these to osm.

That leads to trillians of URLs in osm with hundrets of different tags, 
and as a result neither the osm data consumer nor another mapper has an 
idea about where to look to find crucial information about the facility 
in the web.


Am 18.10.2012 16:49, schrieb Simone Saviolo:
> 2012/10/18 Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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.
> Ciao,
> Simone
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