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

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 16 12:55:47 UTC 2016


+1

Also his use of is_in:* is also redundant when the boundary tag is used,

Dave F.

On 16/08/2016 13:25, Andy Allan wrote:
> On 16 August 2016 at 13:11, Will Phillips <wp4587 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Regarding the 'ref:hectares' tag, it does seem wrong to me. It's not
>> consistent with other uses of the ref tag in OSM. Also, I agree that tagging
>> area values seems redundant, but perhaps doesn't do any harm in this case. I
>> do think at least, they should be retagged, perhaps to area:ha or
>> area:hectares?
> No, they should be removed.
>
> While it seems like tags like this do little harm, they encourage
> future importers to follow the same path, and our database ends up
> full of cruft. It's also off-putting to mappers, who might be scared
> off from fixing the geometry of features since they don't know how to
> recalculate the area.
>
> There's no good reason to keep them.
>
> Thanks,
> Andy
>
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