[Talk-us] TagWatch issues/questions

Alan Mintz Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.Net
Fri Jan 22 03:46:04 GMT 2010

1. It seems that most of the times I try to get an extract for a specific 
tag from TagWatch, it just hangs forever. If I do:

wget -S --timeout=3600 -O power.sub_station.osm 

it redirects to 
http://osmxapi.hypercube.telascience.org/api/0.6/*[power=sub_station] , 
resolves and connects successfully to, then says "HTTP 
request sent, awaiting response...", and then hangs forever.

2. On the Key usage overview page 
(http://tagwatch.stoecker.eu/North-america/En/tags.html), out of ~12000 
different keys, ~9000 are for tiger:zip_{left|right}_*. It's not even clear 
to me why these exist, but can TW be modified to ignore them, either in 
it's initial extract (best) or at least in the usage page to make it load 
in 1/4 the time?

Or how about fixing the bad data itself. Here's an example of one of them: 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/17491252/history . I don't see a 
purpose behind the 83 pairs of zip tags with identical values.

3. When I extract for specific values via the links on the right side of 
the Key usage overview page for North America, the extracts seem to contain 
points outside North America. Looking at the links, they don't mention 
anything about NA in them. Is this intentional? Can I extract just NA (or 
by bounding box)?

Alan Mintz <Alan_Mintz+OSM at Earthlink.net>

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