[Talk-us] Discardable TIGER tags

David ``Smith'' vidthekid at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 12:18:28 BST 2012

Wasn't someone working on importing address data from TIGER? I was under
the impression that may have depended on tiger:tlid tags on objects already
in OSM, but wasn't sure…
On Jul 30, 2012 1:50 AM, "Alan" <grunthos503 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 2012-07-29 at 16:21 -0500, Toby Murray wrote:
> > tiger:tlid - there seems to be support for removing it although I do
> > recall someone opposing it strongly in the past as Anthony mentioned.
> > In theory it lets you link back to a specific TIGER object. In
> > practice it seems minimally useful with way splitting/merging and a
> > fairly high degree of certainty that an automated TIGER 2011+ reimport
> > where this could actually be used is probably not going to happen
> I think removing it is fine for any changed way, for the reasons
> everyone else has mentioned.
> I oppose removing it for ways that are unchanged (which I understand is
> not the current proposal for JOSM; I'm just stating for the record).  I
> still think it is valuable to leave ourselves any options for
> synchronization in the future.  While an automated TIGER re-import isn't
> likely to happen, the tlid could be useful in the mystical grand
> conflation tools that people have proposed/discussed/drooled over.
> - Alan
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