[Tagging] OpenSeaMap tagging - seamark-prefix was Re: [Imports] IENC of the German WSV

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 11:31:19 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Malcolm Herring
<malcolm.herring at btinternet.com> wrote:

> I would be interested to hear (constructive!) ideas.

For instance: toilets. Instead of adding a " harbour:toilets=yes/no",
your application should check for the existing tag "amenity=toilets"
or "toilets=yes/no" ([1]) either on the harbour polygon itself or in
one element inside this polygon. It's not the first time that
OpenSeaMap is duplicating tags just to avoid some software dev. For
instance, the whole "OpenSeaMap/Harbours" wiki ([2]) is doubling what
is specified in "Harbour" ([3]). Even buildings have their own
tags/namespace in your system ([4]) with e.g.
"seamark:building:function" and "seamark:building:shape". Finally, the
"seamark" namespace has to be interpreted as the "openseamap porject"
domain. You work since years in parallel and with no intention to
consolidate with the existing data/practices.


[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Toilets
[2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenSeaMap/Harbours
[3] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Harbour
[4] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenSeaMap/Buildings

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