[Talk-GB] Road refs

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 28 11:39:33 UTC 2018

Hi Toby

You've been given the link to the previous discussions, which explains 
the reasons.

What is your objection to the reasons given for this amendment?

The wiki is a guide, not the law. It hasn't been updated yet as you & 
others still wish to discuss the situation. If it had, I suspect there 
would have been complaints that it was amended before being discussed 
(even though it has).

It's the responsibility of the creators of the software to ensure they 
keep up to date with the ever changing database.


On 27/08/2018 19:15, Toby Speight wrote:
> Recently, all the tertiary roads in my region had their ref tags
> removed, and replaced with "highways_authority_ref".  A week later the
> unclassified and residential roads suffered similar attack.
> * Who is supposed to benefit from hiding these data?
> * Who is responsible for documenting what this tag means, and when it
>    should be used in place of the standard tagging?  So far, there's no
>    mention of it on its own tag wiki, nor on key:ref
> * Who is responsible for coordinating the related changes to software -
>    editors, renderers, converters and QA tools - that are required?  I
>    see no sign of any of this having started.
> In short, what's going on, what's wrong with the standard tagging, and
> how can we get the data back where they belong?
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