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

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 16 20:57:58 UTC 2016


Having just received another "too busy mapping" response to a changeset
comment I have requested DWG to give alexkemp a 0-minute block to remind
him of his duty to engage with the community in a proper way. 

Colin

On 2016-08-16 14:55, Dave F wrote:

> +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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