[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (Remove name_1 and alt_name_1 from wiki)

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Tue Jan 26 19:16:27 UTC 2016

On Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:52:13 +0100
Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl> wrote:

> Indeed, it is filling one hole with another. So how ARE we going to
> represent multi-valued attributes from real life in an OSM context? 
> I am not detecting much progress on this, just negativity around all
> current attempts at doing it.

In my experience name, name:en, old_name, alt_name, alt_name:ru etc etc
etc were always sufficient. An example where multivalue names are
truly necessary would be interesting.

In case of ref on highways multivalues are necessary and ; separation
is accepted standard (with support among at least some data consumers).

In case of surface tag multivalues are evil and not necessary, despite
initial impressions.

It depends on situation.

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