[Talk-GB] Yahoo! areas (was pay_scale_area)

Andy Street mail at andystreet.me.uk
Fri Feb 11 16:33:24 GMT 2011

On Wed, 2011-02-09 at 10:26 +0000, Dave F. wrote:
> On 08/02/2011 16:54, Andy Street wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-02-02 at 10:40 +0000, Bob Kerr wrote:
> >> I am presently doing some tracing in Dumfries and there is a way which
> >> is marked public_transport=pay_scale_area. It is part of a Naptan
> >> import. The area seems to be vague and is cutting across a number of
> >> areas where I am doing some detailed work.
> >>
> >> Is there a good reason that this should still be kept?
> >>
> > I've got a similar problem with ways showing the extent of hi-res Yahoo!
> > imagery (tagged boundary=yahoo, area=yes). I can't see any real use for
> > having this data in the database and if we were to do the same for other
> > imagery sources then it'd soon become a right old mess.
> >
> > Any objections before I hit delete?
> Yes, possibly.
> As has been posted before, this is useful while editing at a high zoom 
> factor to know where you can change background, especially when mapping 
> long linear ways such as rivers.  This may have been superseded by Bing, 
> but I'm not sure if UK coverage of it is fully high-res (zoom 21).

Okay, seeing as this is still in use I wont delete it. 

What I have done on the way near me is remove the area=yes tag. I think
that this can be inferred from boundary=yahoo anyway and it stops JOSM
from painting a background colour over huge areas of map.



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