[Talk-GB] Common Land has stopped rendering

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 13:23:15 UTC 2019

No, Carto is just one way of viewing OSM data. It has a small number of
maintainers and although highly visible does not represent any 'official'
view. Nor, incidentally, does the OSM wiki. Re-tagging things to make them
render on Carto is very poor practice. Use of park would be reprehensible &
devalue that tag forcing other data consumers to make changes for their own

As I said Andy's map is far more focused on things which are likely to
matter to UK mappers, and many of us use it as the map of reference (for
instance it shows footpaths and hedgerows at lower zoom levels than the
standard style).

Can we please, once and for all, cease describing things as "deprecated".
OSM tagging is not analogous to the syntax and semantics of a computer
language or API. We should strive to use a terminology which is more akin
to that spoken by a broader community: "no longer recommended...",
"generally replaced by...", "ambiguous, so prefer …".


On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 at 12:55, Edward Catmur <ecatmur at googlemail.com> wrote:

> They're going to be retagged anyway to get them to render in the main map,
> so I doubt that's a solution.
> Any conclusion on how to tag them now?
> Perhaps leisure=park, park=common?
> On Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 12:51 SK53, <sk53.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yup, it's gone. I think the standard thing is use Andy's (SomeoneElse)
>> map which is likely to retain features of value & relevance to British &
>> Irish map users.
>> On Sat, 16 Mar 2019 at 12:35, Ian Caldwell via Talk-GB <
>> talk-gb at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>>> In the last day or two the standard renderer as stop rendering  common
>>> land (leisure=common) see https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/311973831
>>> Ian
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