[Tagging] New GitHub tagging repo "osmlab/osm-tagging" - was: emergency=lifeguard

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 13:37:10 UTC 2018


> On Jun 17, 2018, at 7:34 AM, Andrew Harvey <andrew.harvey4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> If the consensus is to change it to emergency=lifeguard + lifeguard=*, then I think this needs to be changed in:
> 
> 1. The wiki
> 2. Put forward a proposal to do a mechanical edit to change the existing tags
> 3. Carry out that mechanical edit
> 4. Add the preset in iD
> 
> I don't think it's far to the people who put the effort in to do a great job on the wiki documentation and those who've been mapping to that accepted tagging per the wiki, to change (4) without us first/while doing 1,2,3.
> 
> I think only then we can propose to osm-carto for this to be rendered on the default OSM basemap.


This is great!  Happy to see that people are recognizing that some work (but not a lot) needs to happen before we change a tag from one thing to another thing.

I’ve created a repo where we can track these things:
https://github.com/osmlab/osm-tagging <https://github.com/osmlab/osm-tagging>

I’ll start opening issues for the things we’ve agreed to and I’ll add an issue template so that people can check off the items once they are done and close the issue once all the steps are completed.  

The repo can link back to the relevant discussion(s) on the tagging mailing list.  I think we should continue to make sure that every change is raised on the tagging mailing list for WWIC [1] reasons.

Eventually this repo may also contain code and tools for gaining better insights into tagging and making changes to tags.


Thanks Bryan

[1] http://www.ftrain.com/wwic.html <http://www.ftrain.com/wwic.html>

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