[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Sergio Manzi smz at smz.it
Wed Dec 5 23:17:57 UTC 2018

I understand your concerns and tend to agree, but how would you manage the situation where a Russian want to name the lake as it is known in his language, just "Байкал" (/assuming this is the case.../), but also wanting to find it with the "озеро" (lake) keyword?

On 2018-12-06 00:12, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> But I don’t see a need to translate water=lake into Russian; lest we have to do this for every tag in every language. But I believe the Editor applications, like JOSM and ID, will provide a Russian translation for mappers.
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