[Tagging] New values for entrance=
ilpo.jarvinen at helsinki.fi
Wed Apr 8 19:08:59 UTC 2015
On Wed, 8 Apr 2015, fly wrote:
> > entrance=staircase
> > <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.com/tags/entrance=staircase>
> Nice one with completely empty own wiki page in two languages .
> Wonder which import or editor did promote this tag ?
No import for sure and probably "editor" also not in the meaning you
meant it ;-).
If you really want to appoint some blame, I'm likely the main
nominee for the "editor" category :-D. ...I'll give you some short
Once they started the proposal for entrance=*, I had already surveyed most
of staircase entrances for my area (around 10k entrances, IIRC, I'm too
lazy to count now) with some help from other mappers (mainly one). At some
point of time I added entrance=staircase and entrance=home to many
entrances I had collected already but were tagged only with
building=entrance(+ref) as entrance=* didn't exist when I did them for the
first time. I did it only for the obvious cases at that point (those which
were easy to get right using local knowledge and simple enough to select
in editor). That alone resulted in 5k+ of them which was already visible
on taginfo overview(!) for entrance=* even before entrance=* was voted.
I've since added them to more while surveying more entrances and converted
areas to the entrance=staircase while I visit/edit them. Few other mappers
I know of have used it too here in Finland (there are also still quite
many building=entrance only nodes remaining in Finland too which aren't
yet converted). Today there are around 11.7k now in Finland alone, so rest
of out 50k most likely happened because others have picked it up either
from taginfo (or from wiki as it was added to wiki most likely because of
taginfo visibility). Taginfo map seems to indicate it's now well spread
around the globe although it doesn't show how many of them are per dot.
Am I nominated already, LOL? :-)
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