[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Xavier xavier at dp100.com
Thu Dec 6 15:51:24 UTC 2018

On Thu, Dec 06, 2018 at 04:44:43PM +0100, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>btw, just saw that roofer is defined as: "A workplace or office of a
>tradesman who is specialized in roof construction.", IMHO this should be
>more specific (if I am not misguided) by pointing out it isn't about the
>structure but about the cover, right?

At least in the US, yes.  The term "roofer" is typically used (in the 
US) to refer to tradesman who install roof coverings (i.e., roof 
shingles, etc.) onto an already constructed roof sub-structure.

They ("roofers") also sometimes do small repair work (replace some 
rotten roof boards, etc.) while installing a new roof cover on an 
existing building, but they typically are not the builders of the full 
roof substructure.

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