[Tagging] simple 3D buildings, proposed redefinition of building:levels

"Christian Müller" cmue81 at gmx.de
Wed Mar 8 18:49:44 UTC 2017

> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 08. März 2017 um 18:32 Uhr
> Von: "Martin Koppenhoefer" <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> An: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools" <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Betreff: [Tagging] simple 3D buildings, proposed redefinition of building:levels
> NEW:
> ====
> - building:min_level unchanged
> - building:levels=amount of levels for this part

I support this proposal, although I guess that tag-voting by mailing list will reach even less people than doing it in the wiki.  What we'd actually need is some kind of feed to inform mappers while mapping (i.e. while using an editor), but it would need some intelligence to sort messages relevant to the field you're working on.

I.e. when mapper X is not mapping buildings he/she will be less inclined/qualified to vote on building related tags.  However, sorting messages like this may also raise privacy / big brother issues that we will want to avoid. Because sorting messages like this essentially means an algorithm will need to look at individual contributions to do some kind of basic profiling. This sounds scary (and it is), but has some tempting, undeniable benefits. The project would need to offer more protection and anonymity to user accounts before advertising such features as being useful. -> After all, a case in the news where osm mapping led to personal disadvantage could lead to massive loss of man power and trust in the project.  So while this may sound convenient, it may be too hard of a task to do for a free project.  (In part, some of these issues may also apply to any scheme of a more direct democracy.)


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