[Tagging] New sections added to "Good Practice" page?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 08:47:49 UTC 2019



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> Am 30.06.2019 um 00:57 schrieb Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:
> 
> "Please do not map objects that are insignificant (like small plants),
> perishable or mobile (being removable, or unstationary living beings
> like dogs or people), as they are not readily Verifiable"
> 
> This is certainly true, but it duplicates advice in the previous
> section, so I've removed it.


+1

I do not believe the significance of plants correlates generally with their size, and while I agree that things which are moving in an unpredictable way should not be mapped (how would you do it anyway), it does not imply that things which could be moved but actually don’t, or which regularly occur, should not be mapped: it is up to the mapper to decide what she wants to map and if she expects the area sufficiently covered by active mappers to keep less prominent details updated or the schedule of the thing sufficiently regular so it could be mapped. 

For example there are boats used as restaurants, they could move, but they don’t (in some instances at least). Or mobile fruit or ice cream vendors, which may be there only during the daytime, but will be there every day.

Generally it doesn’t seem a good idea to add stuff to the „good practice“ page at this stage, without consulting with the wider community before.

Cheers, Martin 


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