[Tagging] The endless debate about "landcover" as a top-level tag

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Jun 6 17:39:17 UTC 2018

On 06/06/2018 16:17, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> On Wednesday 06 June 2018, Andy Townsend wrote:
>>> Anyway what i am absolutely certain of is that rendering different
>>> tags identically in a map has never encouraged mappers to
>>> consistently differentiate between them. :-)
>> The "long tail" of different shop tags begs to differ with that!  If
>> what you said was true there there would be an awful lot more
>> "shop=yes" (see http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org.uk/keys/shop#values
>> , and compare with
>> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org.uk/keys/office#values ).
> I don't think it is the map that encourages mappers to differentiate
> shops, it is the desire to correctly document reality.  The 'dot on the
> map' does not really make a difference here.

True. There's more than enough 'Why isn't there an icon for this 
shop...' discussions on OSM-Carto's Github.


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