[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Place areas

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 00:40:27 UTC 2017

sent from a phone

> On 19. Jun 2017, at 23:21, Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
> Regarding names of geographic features - these are rarely verifiable on 
> the ground, especially for natural objects, verifiability here often is 
> equivalent to "you get consistent answers if you ask locals about the 
> name of this feature".

+1, which is kind of "on the ground ". You ask people on the ground (nearby) and they answer consistently.

Toponyms are an area where a crowdsourced map can make a significant contribution to the documentation of this local knowledge, where the collection is time consuming and requires a lot of field work.


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