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

pmailkeey . pmailkeey at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 3 22:23:15 UTC 2015

On 3 June 2015 at 02:51, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:

> No tag
>> Tag oneway
>> tag twoway
>> not an'equals' in sight  and difficult to mistake twoway for oneway.
> I would say that's much worse both for mappers as well as consumers. Not
> even to mention documentation, because now you have two wiki pages which
> again is always a good source for errors.
> As a mapper I now have to check for both tags, there can be
> contradictions, QA Tools can't just check one value etc.
> For consumers the same. They now have to check two keys instead of one.
> And then this isn't the only case. Every yes/no would then be like that
> which would be a nightmare, because you will 2x the amount of tags, wiki
> pages and everything else that has to be kep up to date. No to mention that
> is simple doesn't work if it's not just 2 pairs like bus=yes/no... are you
> going to use no_bus=yes instead?
> __________
> openstreetmap.org/user/AndiG88
> wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:AndiG88‎
OK, next option is

directions=1 (way)

That way, the key has no  built-in value itself forcing the value to be
read to have any, well, value !

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