[Tagging] Deprecate water=pond?

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Thu Nov 12 09:14:27 UTC 2020

nathan case wrote:
Not only is this often incredibly difficult to verify, it also leads to this complex situation of needing multiple tags for what are, essentially, the same features.

A well-designed tagging scheme (doesn’t have to be a formal proposal, but benefits greatly by being dressed up as one) allows us, as other tagging schemes do, to apply tags sparsely if only sparse details are known about a feature to be mapped.  If greater detail is known, the syntax structure specifies how to denote it.  That’s an excellent example of one important part of good syntax design.


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