[Talk-GB] Ref names on Residential roads

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue May 12 18:22:57 UTC 2015


On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 10:48 AM, Paul Sladen <osm at paul.sladen.org> wrote:

> My hope was that the owners of the mechanic retaggering bots involved
> would carefully reflect upon this advice and instead try to
> betterunderstand the subject matter in greater detail beforehand.
>

Nothing in the UK was mechanically retagged.

While there was not global concordance on all issues relating waterway and
land tagging, there was substantial concordance, and quite a few
participants, including a number of seamark mappers. In other words,
several steps forward, more to go.

Unlike in the xkcd cartoon, the 14 old standards don't have to keep
existing.  The number of different styles can be reduced if not to one,
then to less than many.  In the case of holding tank tagging at least
what's left is semantically clear: previously four distinct features were
routinely mapped to indistinguishable tags.  I don't want to pull a boat or
motorhome up to a dog waste trash bin, and nor does anyone else.

Waiting for the grand unified scheme could be an xkcd cartoon of its own.
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