[Tagging] Can OSM become a geospacial database?

Eugene Podshivalov yaugenka at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 15:56:38 UTC 2018


Let's look into some other examples.
Settlements are supposed to be defined with
place=city/town/village/hamlet/isolated_dwelling tags. The value depends on
the size of the settlement.
But in Belarus for example we call our settlements "город" (can be city or
town), "городской посёлок" (can be town or village),
"посёлок"/"деревня"/"хутор" (can be village or hamlet or isolated_dwelling).
When people use the maps created form OSM database they don't care about
the generic OSM categorization of settlements. They need their local
category names.
So what tag should be put those local category names in?

чт, 6 дек. 2018 г. в 18:52, Xavier <xavier at dp100.com>:

> 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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