[Tagging] Notary Office

Ilya Zverev ilya at zverev.info
Tue Feb 7 17:01:25 UTC 2017

Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> to me office=notary seems ok as a tag, I'd prefer it over the office=lawyer + subtag tagging, they are sufficiently distinct, and I see no point in implying they are a subclass of lawyers which they might be or not. Office is a tag that is already finegrained (i.e. "notary" is not overly specific within this category), while putting the notary information into a rare subtag is a bit like "hiding" it.

> Looking at your picture: http://shtosm.ru/pictures/taghistory-notary.png it is clear that use of office=lawyer is growing much faster than the subtag approach.

My point is, it is growing faster not because it is good, but because it is in the JOSM presets. Mappers who chose it didn't think twice about which tags JOSM places on the objects.


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