[Tagging] no:XX versus not:XX for non-existing objects

80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru 80hnhtv4agou at bk.ru
Sun Sep 19 10:39:36 UTC 2021

you need to go to the person who wrote it. 
>Sunday, September 19, 2021 3:25 AM -05:00 from Jan Michel <jan at mueschelsoft.de>:
>Dear all,
>we currently have two different prefixes for things that are not what
>they seem to be or might have been:
>- 200 uses with 20 different keys
>-  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:no :
>-  https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=no%3A
>- 20k uses with 200 different keys
>-  https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:not :
>-  https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=not%3A
>Both Wiki pages read almost identical, with slightly different
>stress on objects that don't exist any more but are still visible on
>images versus objects that never existed but could be assumed to be
>I think the current situation with two almost identical tags is a bit
>unfortunate and should be resolved.
>I see two possible options here:
>- define the different scopes of the two tags more clearly and stress
>   the differences on both Wiki pages.
>- mark the less used 'no:' prefix as deprecated and favor the quite
>   common 'not:' prefix instead.
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