[Tagging] Tagging Cycle Route Relations vs. Ways

ael witwall3 at disroot.org
Tue Nov 17 11:58:01 UTC 2020

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 08:25:43PM -0800, stevea wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2020, at 7:09 PM, Seth Deegan <jayandseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > May I ask why not source=*? I know it's basically depreciated, but many times I find myself wondering where past mappers got the info for a route (this happened just today). I would find it very helpful. It also doesn't require the tagging of all of the ways.

> The source=* tag is largely deprecated by use of changeset comments indicating the source of elements in that changeset.

The idea that changeset comments can in any way replace the source tag
is in MHO ridiculous. In even a small changeset, there are typically a
whole range of sources for different elements. It is just too
coarse-grained to be useful. Maybe for armchair mappers who only have
one source, updating data that has only ever been armchair mapped it
could be adequate.


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