[Tagging] Was there every a proposal for the disused:key=* / abandoned:key=* lifecycle prefixes?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 15:49:01 UTC 2019


On Thu, 26 Sep 2019 at 16:18, Simon Poole <simon at poole.ch> wrote:

> OpenStreetMap is a project that produces open data. "open" implies
> everybody being allowed to use the data in any way they see fit, including
> rendering disused facilities in green with pink stripes.
>
Ah, Open Anarchic Map.  Where anything could mean anything and could be
rendered in any
way whatsoever.  It is perfectly permissible for a mapper to tag a motorway
as a river and
for a renderer to show it as as a farmyard.  This is indeed what is implied
by a strict
interpretation of certain statements on the wiki.  I feel that is a less
than helpful way
of producing a useful map, or even ensuring that the data is a good
approximation to
reality, but it's certainly something one could choose to do.

> There is nothing "sad" about that.
>
What is sad is that if renderers produce results that go against mappers'
expectations,
mappers will abuse tags to get the results they want and then the open data
that you
seem to feel is the most important part of the project becomes worthless.

-- 
Paul
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