[Tagging] Date of survey

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 19:28:55 UTC 2014

I always use the tag combination source=survey ; survey:date=year-month-day
as described on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:survey:date

I place this on the changeset


On Mon, Dec 22, 2014 at 8:03 PM, jgpacker <john.packer7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, I saw that a user recently added a suggestion in the wikipage
> Key:source
> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:source>   to add the date of the
> source of the object in a separate tag called source:date=*.
> Example:
> source=survey
> source:date=2014-08-15
> Another example:
> source:name=XYZ
> source:name:date=2011-11-13
> This suggestion was added to the page having as a goal machine-readability,
> however the suggestion that was there before the page was changed also
> seems
> to be machine-readable.
> It was to add the date in the source tag itself, using the same date
> standard, after specifying the source. The previous examples would be
> "source=survey 2014-08-15" and "source:name=XYZ 2011-11-13".
> As far as I can see, using only one tag is preferred, and as long as the
> format is respected (which will be respected if the user was interested in
> machine-readability anyway), it can still be read by a machine even with a
> simple regular expression.
> What do you guys think?
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