[Tagging] landcover dune or land form dune

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 10:57:49 UTC 2019


On 26/08/19 20:36, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
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> 26 Aug 2019, 12:31 by 61sundowner at gmail.com:
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>     On 26/08/19 20:22, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
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>>     26 Aug 2019, 05:51 by joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
>>     <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:
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>>         This also brings up the question: is it appropriate to edit
>>         pages like
>>         this to mention the more common tags at the top, e.g.
>>         natural=dune,
>>         natural=sand?
>>
>>     Yes. Especially in cases of tags that
>>     are
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>>     - duplicates of far more used tags
>>     - without support among any editors
>>     - without real support among mappers
>>     - without support among data consumers
>>     - page was created without discussion
>>
>>     In blatant cases like landcover=water
>>     I would also add tag to list of
>>     deprecated or at least deprecated status
>>     and add note strongly encouraging using one of standard tags.
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>>         Oftenother editors are unhappy when
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>>     Are they also offering some
>>     sort of argument against doing this?
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>     In some cases, yes there are points in favour of the less
>     frequently used key/tag.
>
>     landuse=grass anyone?
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> Obviously in case that already had deep
> and long discussion we can base on
> arguments presented there.
>
> Just that in case of obvious cases
> it is not necessary to have discussion
> as large as one for landcover=grass to
> improve the wiki page with note about the
> situation.

Unfortunately there may be long discussions on other cases!
And I and others probably don't want long discussions as 'we' would 
rather do other things .. like map.

Presently the wiki is being changed to promote the key crop over the key 
produce simply due frequent use.
It is clear to me that the key crop is a subset of the key produce.

The key crop probably has more use because it has wiki pages for its 
values where as produce does not. These wiki pages are mear stubs but if 
you search for 'wheat' the prominent return is crop=wheat thus mappers 
use it without any thought to produce=wheat.

Is there a requirement to go in to all of these wiki pages and explain 
why the demotion of one over the other simply due to frequency of use 
without consideration of other factors?

"Any key you like" as long as it is popular?
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