[Tagging] JOSM preset with strange tag values

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 06:55:32 UTC 2016

On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Because something has been in existence does not mean it cannot ever be
> changed!
> Consider the power sub station ... that was gradually changed to a new
> tagging scheme.

But it can take years :-(,

1/4 of the sub_station/substation tags are still sub_station: [1]

Another obsolete tag that is still is "in use" is building=entrance,
see [2]  still over 40.000 places usign a tag that has been obsoleted
over 4 years ago.(*)
Legacy tags are hard to get rid of.


[1] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/compare/power=sub_station/power=substation
[2] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/compare/building=entrance/entrance

(*) I think it's over 4 years, the wiki page mentions "overtaken in 2012".

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