[Tagging] Permanent IDs RFC (was part_of:wikidata)

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 30 19:46:01 UTC 2017

Le 30. 11. 17 à 20:30, Yuri Astrakhan a écrit :
> If I create a road, and use an ID for that road somewhere, I would like 
> that ID to continue working even if the road gets broken up into 
> multiple segments.

why not use the existing overpass features ?
you can define which criteria determine whether or not an object is 
always the same in the event of a change.
For example :
- a road in a city with such a name. If the way is divided, merged, 
delete+create, it will always have the same query id.
if the way is cut in 2 with a part that changes its name, this part will 
no longer be linked to the id of the previous request.
- In case of poi in a building, you can easily create an id for the 
building and another id for the poi.
- a poi that can close or move : you can make a request id related to 
the poi at this specific location (and which will correspond to the new 
business if the previous one closes) or you can choose if the id 
corresponds to the poi even if it moves to the next street.

Or course mabe we can create a OsmData that host and/or redirect to 
overpass query. but it'll avoid the need to make software change at a 
large-scale to work.


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