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

Sachin Dole sdole at genvega.com
Wed Jun 3 11:53:52 UTC 2015


If oneway=unknown is not present then it already is implicitly there. Too
many tags showing that something is unknown may not be needed.

On Wed, Jun 3, 2015, 6:49 AM Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 12:44:13PM +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > > Am 03.06.2015 um 12:18 schrieb Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com>:
> > >
> > > oneway=uknown
> > >
> > > 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.
> >
> >
> > armchair mappers without local knowledge are not the preferred source
> anyway, but foo=unknown is a really bad idea that should not become
> standard.
> >
> > 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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