[Tagging] OSM is a right mess (was: Craigslist OpenStreetMap Rendering Issue)

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 11:48:35 UTC 2015


On Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 12:44:13PM +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
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> > Am 03.06.2015 um 12:18 schrieb Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com>:
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> > oneway=uknown
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> > for the cases where soemone is not sure? Without a possibility to express 
> > that possibility armchair mappers can either stop mapping roads they dont
> > know or make a mess of the data.
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> armchair mappers without local knowledge are not the preferred source anyway, but foo=unknown is a really bad idea that should not become standard. 
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> Otherwise a lot more tags can be added with very few benefit:
> maxheight =unknown
> maxspeed, maxwidth, snowmobile, horse, foot, bicycle, hgv, hazmat, surface, name, ref, lanes, start_date, width, operator, cycleway, bus, psv, etc =unknown

constructive criticism please. You can ridicule whole OSM like this if you
substitute the "unknown" for "no". Nobody is saying that those should be
used on every object but judicious use may be better than the alternatives.

Better ideas?

Richard



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