[Tagging] Map maintenance with StreetComplete - Preferred tagging

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Fri Jul 24 20:51:50 UTC 2020

On 24.07.20 14:13, Peter Elderson wrote:
> In comparable cases (non-OSM, but comparible checking schemes), I do not
> record the date it has been checked, I record the future date when it
> should be checked (again).

When it should be checked is opinion-based, though.

The date when you last checked a shop's opening hours it is a fact. But
opinions on how often one should revisit a shop to check the opening
hours again may vary a lot between mappers. So I think the former is
more suitable to be added to the OSM database.

There are some comparatively rare cases where you know in advance that
something will change (e.g. with construction that is scheduled to be
finished by a particular date), but imo that's more the domain of
opening_date or temporary tags.

> The routine is then, ask if check_date is absent OR when the current
> date is past the check_date.

I don't think this is a big benefit compared to "... OR when the current
date is X months past the check_date".

Also, I tend to prefer making software a little more complicated if it
lightens mappers' manual workload, so making at least some use of
history (e.g. so that no check_date needs to be set when a tag is first
added) seems reasonable to me.

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