[Tagging] Deprecating notes key - mostly imported duplicate of note key

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sun Jan 31 15:00:45 UTC 2021

Certainly not a case for a bot.
Human required to see if
a) the content is still relevant and is meaningful
b) which alternative tag it fits (note, description, name, fixme)

Thus a case for validators, and preferably the edit should be done
in context of other improvements.


On 31.01.2021 07:15, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging wrote:
> I marked it as deprecated in Wiki and
> I think about optimal way to migrate it
> to note tag, where note tag is not yet
> present.
> (1) By bot edit
> or
> (2) By validator rules in iD and JOSM
> 29 Jan 2021, 09:13 by tagging at openstreetmap.org:
>     See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:notes
>     Note that vast majority of uses of that tag comes from imports
>     ( note sudden jumps in https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/notes#chronology )
>     Most of the uses are a single note and even in cases where there are multiple notes,
>     note tag is still preferable due to it being standard and with support in multiple editors.
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