[Tagging] waterway=derelict_canal

Ruben Maes ruben.maes96 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 12:32:59 UTC 2015


Wednesday 26 August 2015 12:51:22, Dave F.:
> Sub tags such as disused=yes have always been the way to describe 
> additional attributes of an entity. It's even the syntax used by XML: 
> you collect all 'waterway=canal' items then manipulate that selection 
> set. If programmers "don't notice" then, quite simply, they're not very 
> good at they're job.

The point is that a disused shop is no longer a shop:
A shop is a place you can go to to buy stuff or services. If the shop has closed, it's effectively not a shop any more and no longer of interest to most data users.

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