[Tagging] tag templates in the wiki

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 16:02:43 UTC 2019

On 12/08/2019 00:05, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> Is it now unavoidable that the info box content on tag definition 
> pages in the wiki comes from the database? Is there consensus that the 
> higher complexity to edit it is less important than the features we 
> gain from it
I don't think it's unavoidable - presumably you can just ignore the 
wikidata stuff and carry on as before?

For example, https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:verge is an in-use 
tag that has not wikidata entry, does not need one and that page is 
useful despite that.

I'm concerned that some wikidata entries are just plain wrong - 
especially in places where OSM's use of a word doesn't match the normal 
English (any English - English, American, Hiberno-, etc.) usage of that 
word.  Examples include 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:place%3Dcity (though there 
wikidata's English description at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q515 
"large and permanent human settlement by size of its inhabitants" adds 
extra comedy), https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:natural%3Dwood 
and https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dforest which both 
link to https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q4421 .  In each of these cases 
all nuance of the usage of the OSM tag is lost.

Best Regards,


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