[Tagging] How to tag named group of named water areas?

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 05:36:27 UTC 2018


Mateusz wrote:

"Both methods are not very easy but are necessary very rarely and it allows
to avoid
problematic "half of tags is here, half in this relation" that is highly
problematic for mappers"

I realize it can be done this way but it's a ton of work (quote: not very
easy) compared to making one simple edit to tag the entire collection of
ways. I simply cannot understand why anyone would prefer this method over
the much easier one of merely adding or editing a tag in the relation. As
for your comment:  "half of tags is here, half in this relation"; frankly
that problem wouldn't exist if people were tagging relations properly in
the first place.

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
wrote:

> 3. Nov 2018 00:00 by daveswarthout at gmail.com:
>
> To make matters worse, let's just say you misspelled the Wikipedia tag
> value. You meant to write "wikipedia=en:Trans-Alaska Pipeline System" but
> forgot to include the "en:" prefix. Back you go to your editor, editing all
> 280 pieces again. That's why I say tagging it this way is a maintenance
> nightmare.
>
>
> (1) First method: download area with relation in JOSM, download all
> relations members,
>
> use "select members" in relation listing menu.
>
>
> --
>
>
> (2) It can be also relatively easily done with help of overpass turbo.
>
>
> Search with overpass turbo wizard
>
> wikipedia="en:Trans-Alaska Pipeline System" global
>
>
> results are in https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/DkY
> One may use "Export" button to send this data to your editor.
>
> Both methods are not very easy but are necessary very rarely and it allows
> to avoid
> problematic "half of tags is here, half in this relation" that is highly
> problematic for mappers.
>
>

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Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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