[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Reception Desk

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 10:38:57 UTC 2015

2015-03-08 23:08 GMT+01:00 Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com>:

> The way I search for a relevant tag is to use the wiki, not taginfo. I
> suspect many mappers do the same.

I recommend using several sources, my personal priority order is: the wiki,
taginfo, mailing lists.

> Using a tag that is not on the wiki will probably mean it is not rendered.

rendered where? Many if not even most of the tags that are described in the
wiki are actually not rendered on the OSM-Carto style.

> . thus I may have wasted my effort.

-1, there are lots of other uses for the data besides the one stylesheet
that is the first on the list on OSM's homepage. If the tag is interesting
for a general purpose map, chances are not bad it'll sooner or later get
implemented also in the Carto-OSM stylesheet. If people were only using
tags that get rendered right now in this style sheet, there wouldn't be any
tagging progress at all (meaning also that a lot of features could not be
described at all), and if we would have been working like this 10 years
ago, there wouldn't be any map at all now.

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