[Tagging] fixme -- by a specific date

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Nov 28 18:01:16 UTC 2016

See https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/44013342 for a tagging example.

Martijn van Exel

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 10:52 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> When mapping seasonal closures here in Utah[1] I realized I am still
> missing a solid way to mark a road as closed for the season and then have
> some level of confidence that someone will look at it in the spring and
> 'reopen' it. More generally for someone to map a feature and somehow tag it
> as needing another look by a certain date.
> I added a discussion section to the wiki[2] for the fixme tag where I
> propose adding the fixme:by qualifier to indicate the (approximate) date by
> which a mapper should look at the feature again.
> There should be more use cases for this. I can think of proposed or
> under-construction features for which you may know a projected start /
> finish date. Or semi-permanent features that you know will disappear at
> some point. I know HOT has interest in this kind of 'lifecycle' tagging as
> well.
> Martijn van Exel
> http://mvexel.github.io/
> [1] A lot of fairly major roads close here for the winter, typically
> between November and May: http://udottraffic.utah.gov/
> CLALertViewer.aspx?CLType=3
> [2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Key:fixme#
> Revisit_by_a_certain_date
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