[Tagging] remove “rendering” from proposal template

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at rushpost.com
Sun Apr 25 15:44:14 UTC 2021

On 4/22/21 19:04, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I think removing the rendering section is a huge mistake, but it could
> be that it should have a differenet emphasis.
> Tagging rules are a protocol for information description where:
>   humans express things in that protocol
>   renderers (visual display and routing at least) interpret the protocol
> I think the two biggest problems with the entire tagging ecosystem are:
>   people talking about how to tag without simultaaneously talking about
>   how it will be interpreted
>   [off topic] people not understanding fundamental geography concepts
>   liek landuse/landcover, and generally not seeking to understand that
>   work that's already been done outside of OSM
> So while specific visual choices aren't important, a reader of the
> proposal needs to understand enough about what the tags mean to write a
> renderer or router unambiguously.

Agreed, and I would also like to note there is a lot of information
which wouldn't necessarily be rendered on a general purpose map which is
still very useful as part of the database (examples: some address data,
opening_hours, maxspeed, maxheight, maxweight, lanes, turn:lanes).

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>

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