[Talk-GB] Edits in Wales

Adam Snape adam.c.snape at gmail.com
Wed Aug 16 13:10:56 UTC 2017

The 'best mapping method' is somewhat subjective. If it were the sole
criteria, then we would instantly create documentation to replace lots of
the less than ideal tags which have developed and explicitly depreciate
either the classic (highway=footway/bridleway/cycleway) or 'alternative'
(highway= path, access=*) tagging schemes. We don't because there is no
consensus and existing use counts for a lot.

If there is genuine consensus upon a better way then perhaps this should be
documented. In the absence of such consensus, documenting how we actually
currently map is preferable (because it is already prevalent and
verifiable) to not documentating or documenting one school of thought on
how we ought to map (but don't yet).


On 16 August 2017 at 11:20, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com> wrote:

> On 16/08/2017 00:22, Warin wrote:
>> On 16-Aug-17 05:27 AM, Philip Barnes wrote:
>>>   The wiki is after all intended to document how people map not dictate
>>> how they should map.
>> I would think that the wiki should guide to the best mapping method, not
>> what people have done in the past (as found using taginfo for example!).
> +1
> DaveF
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