[Tagging] Making public transit tagging orthogonal across the map

Mateusz Konieczny 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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