[Tagging] Making public transit tagging orthogonal across the map
matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Jan 3 15:57:37 UTC 2021
Jan 1, 2021, 08:26 by baloo at ursamundi.org:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 3:28 PM Minh Nguyen <> minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us> > wrote:
>> In other words, the name tag is supposed to contradict what's on the
>> ground, and the format must be maintained manually in a freeform key
>> rather than structured keys. This is "tagging for the editor" that may
>> have been necessary at one point for practical reasons, but now it's
>> simply a glaring exception to the definition of the most important
>> non-feature key in OSM. Mappers and data consumers have raised
>> objections to this convention numerous times in the past. [3-10]
>> I think it's time we deprecate this format in favor of only tagging
>> "name" when there's a verifiable name. If any editors still lack support
>> for the "ref", "from", and "to" tags, fixing that issue seems like a
>> necessary step so that data consumers can regain confidence in the name
>> tag on route relations.
> Please, lets. It seems the current "name" tag for bus routes makes no sense.
+1 - redefining name tag in this context is unwanted and ridiculous
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