[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Reception Desk
dbannon at internode.on.net
Tue Mar 10 21:23:42 UTC 2015
On Tue, 2015-03-10 at 11:38 +0100, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> > 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.
While true Martin, its a simplification. A tag mentioned in the wiki or
other "authoritative source" is seen by many people and therefore more
likely to be used in many entries than some tag that I personally think
is great but one one else realises I'm using.
And anyone making a render decision is likely to consider the number of
times a tag is used (among other things). So, the wiki and similar
focuses efforts on a smaller set of tags.
Have a think about the Tower of Babel.
> . 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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