[Tagging] Date of survey

SomeoneElse lists at atownsend.org.uk
Tue Dec 23 15:00:31 UTC 2014

On 22/12/2014 19:56, Jean-Marc Liotier wrote:
> Whether on the changeset or on the object - whichever is most 
> appropriate, automatically adding the current date as survey:date 
> whenever a source=survey is entered could be a nice optional editor 
> functionality.

In addition to current limited adoption (see 
http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/date%3Asurvey ) automatically 
adding "date" tags via the editor doesn't tell you anything that you 
can't get from the object history after the fact anyway.  That also 
doesn't do anything for the case where you've checked that e.g. "the 
correct name for a shop is still X".  There used to be something at 
"unexpired.osm24.eu" that could be used to keep track of what you'd 
checked recently, but it doesn't seem to be working at the moment.

There's probably a "good" solution to the problem waiting to be written 
(preferably one that doesn't bloat the OSM database - you don't want to 
create a new version of every item that you check just to add an updated 

Maybe (thinking out loud here) something that could generate a personal 
list of shops in a given area as e.g. garmin waypoints, allowing you to 
change the colour of the waypoint when you've checked a shop in the 
field.  Then back at home a _local_ list is updated with "shop X 
surveyed on Y date", and that shop isn't generated in the list of 
"Garmin shops to check" until some defined time in the future?  If it 
helps anyone, you may be able to borrow from 
https://github.com/SomeoneElseOSM/osmimport_02 which does some of the 
same things, although it's designed for a different job.



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