[Tagging] Discussion of deprecation of 3 tags
osm at imagico.de
Mon Aug 27 12:43:40 UTC 2018
On Monday 27 August 2018, egil wrote:
> I started a discussion of deprecation of 3 tags in the wiki. If this
> is not the best/appropriate way of discussing this please let me
Well - there is no formal deprecation of tags in OSM, to deprecate a tag
in a meaningful way you need to have consensus to not use the tag any
Before you can however suggest an alternative tagging for a certain tag
you need to document this tag - i can't for example tell you if i think
route=horse is a sensible alternative to route=riding if i don't know
what route=riding means.
Looking at your three cases:
* the first is not actually in use (probably someone deleted or changed
the three cases taginfo lists already).
* the other two are apparently used very inconsistently but mostly for
subjective 'structuring of geographic space' concepts likely mostly
imported from external sources. None of this looks verifiable and
therefore does not belong in OSM and should be deleted. Many of these
are also relations with other relations as members which is a big no-no
In other words: These are all issues that should be addressed working
on the data. Re-tagging these into something different would just bury
the problems between other data.
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