[Tagging] How to overcome lack of consensus

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Wed Sep 18 15:05:29 UTC 2013

On 18/09/2013 15:36, tagging-request at openstreetmap.org wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
>> The problem is that it is almost impossible to write, and more importantly,
>> keep up-to-date a data consumer (like a specialized map of shops, in the
>> examples people have been talking about) in an anarchic free-for-all where
>> tags come and go and people invent their own.
> I think it could improve things if we could have a file of tag
> synonyms, in a machine-readable format, somewhere on the web site, and
> provide libraries for parsing and using it, in some widely-used
> programming languages.


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