[Tagging] Allotments plot / lot tagging and ref?

Anton Klim tohaklim at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 06:44:01 UTC 2019

I think iD might be rendering refs now, unless I misremember. Using ref seems more logical than coming up with a ref replacement just for allotments. 


> 7 янв. 2019 г., в 0:37, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> написал(а):
> “One day plots may even be rendered, but I'm not holding my breath.”
> I’m working on the SQL query right now... but I thought we should discuss this here first.
> Re: name=* for plots: I didn’t expect an individual plot to have a name. But if this is possible it should be documented on the wiki page too.
>> On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 8:59 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Sun, 6 Jan 2019 at 23:46, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The current wiki page for landuse=allotments
>>> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dallotments) states
>>> that one should "Use allotments=plot and/or boundary=lot for an
>>> individual plot and lot=number_of_plot for number of plot."
>> It has changed since I looked at it several months ago (or my memory of it has).  I don't
>> remember boundary=lot or lot=number_of_plot.
>>> However, the wiki page for allotments=plot
>>> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:allotments%3Dplot) states
>>> "You may want to use the ref=* to indicate the number assigned to your
>>> plot."
>> That I remember.  And found it to be of little value as it didn't render and wasn't displayed by iD.
>>> The other interesting fact is that the proposal page for
>> Ah, the proposal page.  Last time I looked it had a link to an example, created by the
>> proposer.  Which didn't use ref=* but did use name=*.  The name IS displayed by iD,
>> but isn't rendered.  So, for the sake of my sanity, I used name as well as ref so I could see
>> what I was doing.
>> I should also point out that the name of the plot in the example made it clear it was a memorial
>> plot (something like "Fred J Bloggs Memorial Plot").  Using the name of the person utilizing the
>> plot would possibly breach data protection legislation.  Just saying, for those tempted to do
>> that.
>>> allotments=plot and the wiki page both show this as an "approved" tag,
>>> however there were 8 opposing votes and only 9 approving votes in the
>>> 14 day voting period, so it should have been marked as rejected back
>>> in 2013. Perhaps the status should be changed to "in use", since it is
>>> used 11,000 times.
>> Yeah, the proposer was naughty.  But it's now a de facto tag anyway and should be documented
>> as such.  One day plots may even be rendered, but I'm not holding my breath.
>> -- 
>> Paul
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