[Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal

Serge Wroclawski emacsen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 17:39:27 UTC 2013

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Jason Remillard
<remillard.jason at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Serge,
> - If there are two tags for the feature id, we should pick one and
> change the other one.

There aren't two tags for feature_id, there's only feature_id.

This UUID tag appears to be related to the import script itself, and
isn't part of the GNIS dataset.

> - I would be ok with removing all of the gnis:* tags except the
> feature id. There is no reason for us to maintain the other data.

There was another, gnis:fcode, I believe, which people wanted
preserved. My solution to this ambiguity is to explicitly list the
tags to remove, rather than say "All gnis tags except X,Y ,Z"

> - You might want to keep the ele tags.

We don't keep elevation data in OSM- there are other datasets for
that, and they do a far better job.

There were some objections raised about removing elevation for peaks
(and now another POI), but for schools and other places, elevation is
not part of the data.

- Serge

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