[Tagging] How to overcome lack of consensus

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 14:08:19 UTC 2013

2013/9/19 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

>   but it will always result in flattening complexity (and therefor detail
> and small but fine distinctions).

On the contrary, I have a feeling this would increase complexity. Right
now, if you invent a new tag, for example "amenity=slow_food_restaurant",
there is a very small chance renderers will pick it up. And if renderers
don't pick it up, other mappers won't. But if the renderer renders the
whole "places where you eat for money" with a spoon and fork icon, then you
can use that tag with no fear that it will become unused and forgotten.

Right now people cram various real-life objects into well known tags just
because they are rendered. How is this not flattening complexity?

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