[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Eugene Podshivalov yaugenka at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 12:17:57 UTC 2018


I am pursonally not in favour of the solution with category names in the
"name" but have mentioned it because it is currently used in every country
for highway=residential ways.

чт, 6 дек. 2018 г. в 15:08, Sergio Manzi <smz at smz.it>:

> That's (*quite obviously I would say...*) not a solution: all it does is
> to move the problem from one place to another: how would you make up the
> name for one of yours пруд or копанка in English?
>
> On 2018-12-06 12:51, Eugene Podshivalov wrote:
>
> Another solution is to always put category name into "name" field. "Paris"
> would become "City of Paris" or "Paris city".
> And the renderers will need to decide how to cut the category word from
> some names in order not to display then on the map or another ready-to-use
> tag will need to be inroduce which would contain just "Paris" in it.
>
> чт, 6 дек. 2018 г. в 13:52, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch>:
>
>> Just to inject a bit of OT here
>>
>> - the EN name of the Vierwaldstättersee is Lake Lucerne
>>
>> - the literal translation is "lake of the four forest settlements" (only
>> loosely related to the notion of cantons)
>>
>> In both cases naming the lake  "Lucerne" or "Vierwaldstätten" would
>> obviously be nonsense.
>>
>> Simon
>>
>> Am 05.12.2018 um 19:55 schrieb marc marc:
>> > 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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