[Tagging] Beautified JSON presets for natural=tree

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Sun Jul 23 07:09:10 UTC 2017

As if a lazy mapper ever looks at the other tags before imposing their
"I know it better practice" (or in case they do not know any better).
For anyone doing a decent survey, the source tags are useless as they
have found the truth on the ground.

IMHO source tags are only useful for armchair mappers that  want to
check other peoples work without going out and checking the reality.

So for me, the importance of the source tags is overrated.



On Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 12:09 AM, Dave Swarthout
<daveswarthout at gmail.com> wrote:
> ael wrote:
> "Otherwise, subsequent mappers come along with far
> inferior information and wipe out my many hours/days/years of careful
> work on the ground ...  bitter experience as above shows that source tags
> are *necessary* to indicate: "please don't modify
> unless you have better information".
> I agree totally.
> That is a major reason I persist in my practice; other mappers will know
> where my data comes from and would be, I expect, less likely to replace it
> unless they have an obviously better source
> On Sat, Jul 22, 2017 at 1:40 PM, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:
>> On 22.07.2017 20:51, Simon Poole wrote:
>>> [...] Which in turn implies
>>> that if you are using more than one third party data source and it is
>>> not clear what you have been deriving from which source, you should be
>>> creating separate changesets.
>> Separating changesets would be a rare case in which there is a very exotic
>> source.
>> Normally you can, in the same changeset, specify in the source tag e.g.
>> "ground survey (name); DOP 2016 (geometry)". Even when saying "ground
>> survey; DOP 2016" it would be obvious which source is for what.
>> tom
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