[talk-ph] OSM Editing Tip in < 5 Minutes screencast series

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 11:54:41 BST 2010

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 5:58 PM, tutubi
<tutubi at backpackingphilippines.com> wrote:
> hi maning,
> I'm already past that level :P
So you're not a noob anymore. :)

> I need some sort of a cheat sheet on proper and complete tagging of ways and
> POIs, what I do is to explore the tags and just copy but I want the tags to
> be complete.
OSM do not have standard tag for many things.  The best way to get a
feel of what the community is tagging is by looking at what other
people are using (which is what we all do).

Some tools that maybe helpful:
osmdoc ( tagging stats for the whole world) -
tagwatch ( tagging stats for some countries) -
and a shiny new feature in Potlatch called "Find tag" (bottom of your
Potlach window)

> example, how do i tag a resort?
> tourism=resort?
> name=resortname
> bank with atm:
> amenity=bank
> name=bankname
> atm=yes
> i might explore JOSM or Merkaartor one of these days
> --
> ---
> I explore, therefore I blog.
> http://www.backpackingphilippines.com
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 7:43 AM, maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm making some videos on editing data in OSM.  This is intended for
>> newbies.  My plan is to make short screencast focusing on one
>> feature/editing tip.
>> So far I made two videos using Potlatch as an editor:
>> - Splitting ways in Potlatch
>> - Edit data using your uploaded GPS tracks

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