[Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal

Apollinaris Schoell aschoell at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 22:04:36 UTC 2013


go for it.
actually the ele tag is quite wrong on peaks and should be removed too 
or renamed to something like estimated ele

On 8/20/2013 1:54 PM, Serge Wroclawski wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've been looking at the GNIS data and it's quite a mess.
>
> As a step towards cleaning up the mess, I'd like to discuss removing
> some extranious gnis tags in the editors (just as we do with TIGER and
> other tags).
>
> I would like to suggest that the editors remove the following tags entirely:
>
> gnis:ST_num
> gnis:ST_alpha
> gnis:feature_type
> gnis:created
> gnis:state_id
> gnis:county_id
> gnis:county_name
> gnis:feature_type
> gnis:import_uuid
> gnis:reviewed
> gnis:edited
> gnis:description
> gnis:County
> gnis:Class
> gnis:County_num
>
>
> In addition, I suggest that we remove two other tags conditionally.
>
> I suggest we remove the "ele" tag unless the tag natural=peak is
> present and that we remove "source" if the value for that tag is "USGS
> Geonames" (which is just GNIS).
>
> I'd like to open a discussion about these tags, or other tags people
> suggest removing from gnis data.
>
> - Serge
>
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