[Talk-GB] RFC Mechanical edit: UK Shop Names
lists at atownsend.org.uk
Thu Nov 13 00:55:51 UTC 2014
It looks like at least one node reverted as a result of the message
below has been unreverted again:
Maybe I missed the memo about this, but I'm not convinced that shop tags
doing the hokey-cokey makes OSM data any more usable :-)
On 24/10/2014 17:46, SK53 wrote:
> Dear Matthijs,
> As Will has objected to these edits, I do too. I agree with him that
> it is far too premature to even consider doing this.
> AFAIK the Nottingham area is the only place in the UK, and one of the
> very few places in the world, where there has been a systematic
> approach to mapping shops (by Paul Williams, Kev Swindells, Will
> Phillips and myself). The tags chosen have been chosen with care and
> represent a very valuable data set for evaluating how one might
> develop the tagging scheme for shops in the future.
> Altering these tags to some view of what they should be creates the
> following problems:
> * It destroys the utility of the OSM-Nottingham
> <http://osm-nottingham.org.uk/> site which is a show case for OSM
> in our local area. This already has a categorisation of retail
> tags which we know works really well (created by Will Phillips,
> but pretty much in accord with my own ideas of classification set
> out in my slides at SotM-Baltics. (OSM Nottingham demonstrates
> incidentally that consuming such data, as I have said before, is
> not a major point of development complexity.
> * It destroys a highly useful data set for evaluating how things
> might be tagged by mappers in the field.
> It also shows a massive amount of disrespect for other OpenStreetMap
> contributors in a multitude of areas their mapping styles, their hard
> work, and their local knowledge.
> I would ask you to revert edits made in the UK over the past few days,
> and for you to abstain from further mechanical edits in the area.
> Should you not do this I may feel a need to refer your actions to the
> Data Working Group.
> Jerry Clough
> On 24 October 2014 14:44, Matthijs Melissen <info at matthijsmelissen.nl
> <mailto:info at matthijsmelissen.nl>> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am proposing to unify the names of chain shops within the UK. For
> details, please see
> Please let me know if you have any comments. If there are no further
> comments, I will invite list members to vote on this automatic edit. I
> will not proceed without at least 8 votes with 2/3 approval.
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