[Tagging] The endless debate about "landcover" as a top-level tag
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Fri Jun 8 09:41:29 UTC 2018
On 08/06/18 19:03, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> 6. Jun 2018 16:34 by osm at imagico.de <mailto:osm at imagico.de>:
> The problem here is that it is not just one or two, there is a
> significant group of people, at least a dozen overall i suppose,
> who on
> the wiki consider it their mission to educate mappers on correct
> use of
> tags (based on certain ideas regarding key semantics or data model
> ideas in general) rather than documenting their actual use. The
> uselessness of many tag pages on the wiki -
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landcover%3Dgrass and
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landcover%3Dtrees are good
> examples here - is largely due to that. They are filled with talking
> points from the fight for 'correct' key semantics that leave the
> looking for substantial information on tag use with nothing but
> I made some edits intended to fix this issue:
> In general, on spotting the problem on wiki the best way to deal with
> it is to edit it
> (it generally takes less time than complaining).
And results in edit wars.
I have amended your edit on landuse... and in landcover
I do not like the change the meaning of land use as defined on its wiki
page. So I have tried to moderate that.
I hope I have been even handed .. but I have my bias too!!!
Would someone like to read them and see what you think? Preferable
someone with less passion than I (and possibly some others).
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