[Tagging] Increasing voting participation (Was Accepted or rejected?)

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 10:47:31 UTC 2015


2015-03-18 11:09 GMT+01:00 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>:

>  the use of abstruse
> abbreviations for the non-natives like "ngo", "aed" or "asl".
>


+1



>
> > Even if certain things
> > were tagged differently in different parts of the word, that would not
> > break OpenStreetMap.
>
> Only a fraction of us is thinking like this. Using 2, 3 or 10
> different tags for the exact same thing is surely providing a job for
> OSM consultants but is creating unnecessarily complexity for
> contributors and data consumers.
>


this is only true if they want to have coverage of different parts of the
world or map in different parts of the world, because it seems as if Fred
asumed that inside these "parts" the tags would have been used
consistently. Generally, having several tags meaning the same thing is not
a problem, using the same tag with different meanings is a problem.

Cheers,
Martin
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