[talk-au] Wikifiddling

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 13:30:10 BST 2010

On 28 April 2010 22:25, David Murn <davey at incanberra.com.au> wrote:
> Just out of interest, if you dont use the wiki to figure out what tags
> to use, how DO you decide how to tag items?  Do you just make things up,
> or are you referencing some other non-wiki source, which may also need
> to be kept up-to-date with Aussie specific comments.

It's not tag specific, but information, think of it as translations
from UK english into AU english...

> The tags can be whatever values you wish to put in, but only the agreed
> upon tags are rendered currently.  If someone in Germany tags
> highway=autobahn or someone in Italy tags it as highway=superstrada
> (relative to the country where they live), it wont render.  Just like if
> someone decides to tag a way as highway=dirt-road, sure you CAN tag it
> like that, but it wont render how it would if it were tagged properly.

That's not true, anyone can ask for anything to be rendered... There
is nothing stopping people mass mapping a new tag type, and then
requesting it gets rendered or they render their own map tiles, in any
case this isn't just about the documentation on specific tags.

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