[Tagging] New page "Approval status" for "de facto", "in use", "approved" etc

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Jul 29 06:37:25 UTC 2019

Err .. sent to tagging list, so response here. Not to worry, a little more chatter.
(Should there be a wiki edit list? Or would 'we' all then have to join that well as the tagging list? Anyone not want to be part of the discussions on wiki edits possibly of relevance to tagging? )

On 29/07/19 16:13, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:

> (Not sent to tagging list)
> I think the idea was that a tree with a proper name is an important /
> landmark tree?
> Perhaps you crazy Europeans name your special trees, eg King George's Oak?
> The other suggestion was to use "landmark=yes" but this key is also
> not recommended. Someone needs to check how denotation=cluster is
> actually used now days.

Correct. I looked it up.  :)

The key denotation is meant for special trees .. see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:denotation

So I have changed the wiki again . to simply direct 'special tree' tagging to that page.

If people want to mention names .. the denotation page would be the better place for it.

> Joseph
> On 7/29/19, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 29/07/19 15:26, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
>>> I've edited the page:
>>> 1) I reworded some of the helpful changes that Mateusz Konieczny just
>>> made, for better English style.
>>> 2) I've removed the implication that de facto / approved are
>>> "recommended" and that "deprecated" / "discardable" etc. are "not
>>> recommended".
>>> I also removed the suggestion that "de facto" tags are supported by
>>> rendering / routing / editing software - while this is usually true,
>>> it isn't what determines if a tag is given "de facto" status.
>>> 3) I removed "obsolete" status from the list with deprecated/discouraged.
>>> However, I now think I figured out what this status is supposed to
>>> mean: it's supposed to be used for tags that were deprecated, but now
>>> no longer even appear in the database, so the wiki page is only for
>>> historical information.
>>> Do we really need a special status for this, or should is it ok if I
>>> retag the 6 tags with this status to "deprecated"?
>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Category:Tag_descriptions_with_status_%22obsolete%22
>>> - Tag:abandoned=yes - recommended replacement abandoned:*=* - used 34,000
>>> times
>>> - Tag:amenity=Kneippbecken - approved replacement is
>>> amenity=kneipp_water_cure - used 0 times
>>> - Tag:man_made=power_hydro / Tag:man_made=power_nuclear /
>>> Tag:man_made=power_wind - use  power=generator, generator:source=*
>>> instead - used a couple of times only.
>>> - Tag:denotation=cluster - for special trees. Recommend to use name=*
>>> instead with natural=tree. Had been down to 0 uses at one point, but
>>> now there are a few hundred?
>> Gah! use name=* for something other than the name? No. Use the description
>> key for that.
>> Edited wiki to remove this suggestion.
>>> So only amenity=Kneippbecken and man_made=power_* really fit the
>>> "obsolete" status, though there are a number of tags currently with
>>> "deprecated" that are also no longer found in the database.
>> Once something has been 'depreciated' but now has little to no presence then
>> 'obsolete' is a good status for it.

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