[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Sergio Manzi smz at smz.it
Thu Dec 6 15:06:46 UTC 2018

Totally agreed! Thanks!

Now, do you see anything wrong in an attempt of being "/cross-cultuarlly correct/" and, _just as an example_,  tag a feature as:



That, I think, would have value added for both "/an American in Rome/", trying to find a place where to buy food, and "/an Italian in Rome/" trying to find a proper salumeria...

On 2018-12-06 15:51, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 9:31 AM Sergio Manzi <smz at smz.it <mailto:smz at smz.it>> wrote:
>     That's what I'm often hearing, and not only from you, but have a look at wiki page about the /craft /key [1 <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:craft>], as in there I can read:
>         "/You are *free *to use *values *that match your needs as a mapper and your local or country environment, culture and *language*. *If *using the English language, please use the singular form, e.g. carpenter not carpenters or carpenter's./"
>     From the above I get:
>      1. A recognition that sometimes English terms are not fit to convey a culture-specific concept.
>      2. I can use terms that are not part of the English language if they are needed to convey such concepts.
> Right. But please don't resort to local-language words for terms that do have a satisfactory UK-English equivalent. Don't use craft=menuiscier in French when 'carpenter' is a serviceable English word. And please wikify your choices.
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