[Tagging] Stop the large feature madness (was: Tag for a plateau or tableland?)

Michael Reichert osm-ml at michreichert.de
Fri Apr 19 16:32:11 UTC 2019


Am 18/04/2019 um 18.52 schrieb Christoph Hormann:
> On Thursday 18 April 2019, Kevin Kenny wrote:
>> Please avoid the term "label painting." What you call "label
>> painting" is the entirely reasonable desire to have recognized, named
>> objects appear on the map with their names.
> I distinguish between names and labels.  Labels are graphical 
> representations of names or other strings in map renderings.  The OSM 
> database should not contain labels, it should contain names.
> This:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/9359806
> is not a named representation of a verifiable element of the geography, 
> it is a labeling geometry.  Creating such is not mapping, it is label 
> drawing or label painting.  It is neither meant nor suited to do 
> anything other than performing a relatively simple label placement.
> Note by speaking of "label painting" i do not intend to assign one sided 
> blame to mappers for doing so.  In most cases this is as much the fault 
> of map designers encouraging this as it is of mappers to respond to 
> this incentive.


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