[Talk-GB] Ref names on Residential roads

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue May 12 17:35:40 UTC 2015

On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 9:35 AM, SomeoneElse <lists at atownsend.org.uk> wrote:
> On 12/05/2015 17:28, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>> Why not
>> ref:highway_authority
>> To keep the tags just a little bit organized?
> https://xkcd.com/927/
> (sorry)

Yeah, but unlike the real world depicted in the cartoon, OSM *can*
mechanically retag.

That actually worked recently: some 14 methods of tagging toilet dump
stations collapsed
down to three... and it was done with minimal disruption.

It's three only because of retagging reluctance specific to the UK: a few
dozen land and waterway nodes.
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