[Talk-GB] ref:hectares on admin boundary, and non-responsive mapper

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Mon Aug 15 07:39:08 UTC 2016


I noticed a number of new admin boundaries have been tagged with
ref:hectares=* with the numeric value giving the area of the entity in
hectares. This feels to me like an inappropriate use of "ref" and also
redundant as the area can be calculated simply from the geometry anyway.
When I queried this with the mapper (user alexkemp) via a changeset
discussion [1] I got the following response: 

"This is an automated response: sorry, but I'm too busy mapping too be
able to spare the time to respond to you. Thank you for your interest in
my mapping. -Alex Kemp" 

Any thoughts about the tagging? 

Any thoughts about engaging the user? There is also a discussion on
another one of his changesets where he unilaterally diverged from the
established tagging [2]. 


[1] http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41449409 

[2] http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41371134
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