[Tagging] oneway=no spams

Andy Street andy at street.me.uk
Sun Dec 28 18:20:12 UTC 2014

On Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:01:16 +0100
Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at> wrote:

> I notice a quicky increasing number of oneway=no tags on roads,
> probably due to editors offering some flashy list box for the oneway
> key. 

Or perhaps due to diligent mappers?

> I wonder what's next. bridge=no, tunnel=no...?

If the cap fits, why not?

> I find these information-less tags annoying, because you have to
> browse a long list of bogus tags on each object to finally spot the
> one or two tags that actually matter.

These tags are far from "information-less" as they convey the fact that
a mapper has considered the property in question and wishes to record
that it does not apply. I also dislike this idea of "tags that actually
matter". Just because you might not be interested in a particular tag
(or value) does not mean that it is worthless to everybody.


Andy Street

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