[Tagging] Use of tag "import=yes" on objects, not changesets?

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Fri Aug 9 19:12:10 UTC 2019

The reason those objects (mostly highways) are tagged that way in Thailand,
at least, is because much of the mapping done by the Facebook and Grab
teams was rather poorly executed. Having that tag allows us to easily
locate and check the validity of their work. One of the regular Thailand
contributors developed a Map Paint Style that outlines all highways tagged
with import=yes in JOSM. After we check the work, we remove the import tag.

I think this is a valid use for the tag, and it's not meant to be a
permanent tag in any case.



On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 9:49 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 9 Aug 2019 at 15:23, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
>> f.s.v.o. "simple", a relatively foolproof method on a Linux machine is
>> 1. download indonesia history pbf,
>> 2. run osmium command line tool to convert into ASCII "opl" format,
>> 3. grep how many ways with highway=* and v=1 are mapped by their team.
> You omitted step 0: install osmium.
> And possibly step -1: figure out how to compile and install osmium because
> it's not
> available as a package for the distro you're using.
> Yeah, both of those steps ought to be obvious to Linux users.  But if
> somebody
> puts a Linux distro on an old computer specifically just for this then
> those are things
> they need to be aware of.  Osmium isn't a standard part of Linux and it's
> not available
> pre-packaged for all distros.
> --
> Paul
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Dave Swarthout
Homer, Alaska
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
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