[Tagging] Golf tag combinations

althio althio.forum at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 12:48:02 UTC 2018

For the Old Course at Saint Andrews (ancient and well-known golf course),
holes do have names.

See the Wikipedia page or the website.

I think tags on OSM should be (it is not the case currently):



-- althio

On Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 14:11 Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> In some situations, where name=* is already used for one thing but a
> reference number is also needed, it makes
> sense.  In other situations t doesn't make sense (to me) to use ref, which
> isn't rendered, rather than name.
>> Abusing the name tag is a common beginner's mistake, let's not encourage
>> even more use of the name tag - rather make or find a render that shows
>> what you want for a particular purpose.
> Please explain WHY it's an abuse to use the name tag for golf holes or
> allotment plots.  Name is to be used for names
> and not descriptions, but "hole 7" and "plot 15" can be viewed as both
> names and descriptions.  As in "I saw him 5 minutes
> ago teeing off at hole 7."  In fact, you'd never say "I saw him 5 minutes
> ago teeing off at a hole that looks sort of sevenish."
> The number of a hole or plot is a name as much as a description, if not
> more so.
> --
> Paul
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