[Talk-ca] Disgardable NHN and NRN tags

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Mon Jul 30 00:32:22 BST 2012

This is based on
http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-us/2012-July/008830.html, a
recent talk-us@ discussion about TIGER tags. Parts of this message are a
copy/paste from there.

Some people may not even be aware of this but JOSM silently discards the
created_by tag if it exists on any object you change and upload to the API.
This tag was deemed unnecessary and counterproductive a long time ago and
this is just a way of cleaning it out of the database as people edit. Not
sure if Potlatch does anything like this.

I think some of the tags from the GeoBase NHN and NRN imports can be
silently dropped too.

I think the following can be safely dropped:


Any thoughts?

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