[Talk-transit] pay_scale_area

Ed Loach ed at loach.me.uk
Mon Aug 17 07:57:42 BST 2009

> With specialist data without a physical presence, like PlusBus
> zones,
> my view is that careful thought should be given to whether to
> import
> them into the main OSM database at all, and if they are
> imported they
> should use namespaced tags. 

On the Harwich area I renamed the name= tag to NaPTAN:name=
yesterday when I was adding a footpath near Little Oakley and spent
ages trying to work out why the word Harwich was appearing (in
Mapnik) at an angle to a road about where the footpath was supposed
to join. Being quite a large area with few nodes the connecting way
didn't show in Potlatch until I'd panned around enough for one of
the nodes to come into scope.

So yes, I'd agree that name= should be namespaced, if not more of
the tags.


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