[Tagging] RFC - UN LOCODE tags

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Sun Feb 3 14:17:44 GMT 2013

On 2/3/13 8:48 AM, doug.fraser at tarisoga.com wrote:
> I will write up a feature proposal on the wiki to outline the details, 
> but first I wanted to see if there were any comments or advice people 
> might have.  I do plan to automate the updates - none of this is map 
> data per se, but just tags, so I assume there won't be any real 
> complications. So I will read all about the guidelines around automation.
> The questions I had are:
> 1) the UN provides geographical coordinates of these LOCODEs, 
> typically the city center.  Is there any standard that OSM adheres to 
> regarding the location of cities?  Anyone have any pointers to info I 
> should read?
> 2) alternative place names - the UN provides some data and we have 
> data from other sources.  The data is good, but is there any consensus 
> on this topic about how OSM ought to operate?
> 3) locations/cities not in OSM at all - adding these in is a separate 
> task entirely so I will leave that till I understand OSM better.  But 
> if someone could point me in the right direction, that'd be great.
you probably want to take this up with the imports list as well.


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