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