[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 5 18:55:02 UTC 2018

Le 05. 12. 18 à 19:36, Eugene Podshivalov a écrit :
> The name tag is abused very often and systematically.  
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=18/48.86138/2.36028

just because a hotel's name contains the word hotel does not necessarily 
mean it is a false name. Some names are "hotêl abc" and not "abc"

the same for the lakes.
the lake near Geneva (France/Switzerland) is indeed called "Léman"
and it is a tautology (an error) to say Lake Léman.
But the "lake of the 4 cantons" in Switzerland is called the "lake of 
the 4 cantons". If you ask someone where "of the 4 cantons" are located, 
he don't understand what you're talking about because that not its name.

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