[Tagging] maxspeed:signed=no - new proposed tag

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 20:16:13 UTC 2021


What about a variant of fiume with an associated wiki page where we can
define specific codes/keywords for specific issues

On Sat, 9 Jan 2021, 20:45 Minh Nguyen, <minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us> wrote:

> Vào lúc 10:12 2021-01-09, Volker Schmidt đã viết:
> > What I missed, and we have to make this 100% clear, that this is an
> > exceptional tag, which signals a missing information that you cannot
> > solve and that needs to be put right by someone typically on the ground.
> > But if it's something not frequent, why not use fixme instead of
> > creating a new tag.
>
> Personally, I see these situations as being potentially very frequent --
> ignoring the current reality that many areas subject to default speed
> limits happen to be areas with fewer mappers and that we can always use
> more field surveyors. The fixme=* key is useful, but it's human-readable
> and unstructured, so it can't be addressed as systematically as a
> dedicated tag.
>
> It reminds me of the difficulty I faced converting many of the
> note:lanes=* tags that NE2 left ("left lane is hov, 3 forward, 1
> backward") into modern lanes tags. It would've been easier if they had
> coined some structured keys instead. If we were to simply reserve a
> specific fixme=* value for this partial speed limit tagging workflow,
> then the key becomes all the more awkward for having different data
> types depending on the situation.
>
> --
> minh at nguyen.cincinnati.oh.us
>
>
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