[Talk-us] GNIS tag removal proposal

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Sat Aug 24 19:26:40 UTC 2013

On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Greg Morgan <dr.kludge.gm at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:54 PM, Serge Wroclawski <emacsen at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've been looking at the GNIS data and it's quite a mess.
> This is a horribly crafted proposal.   You haven't shown your research why
> but you declare the GNIS tags as a mess.  Your proposal is as good as me
> declaring that all the wikipedia tags are a mess and that they should be
> removed.  You don't explain why you are dead set on damaging the map.  OSM
> advertises itself as a the wiki of maps.  In wikis there is the concept of
> interlinking of wiki data.  The beauty of providing a link to the Wikipedia
> is that is shows corroboration of the map data. Further more, it allows
> people that use the data a way to go to a wiki article and look at more
> information.  Users of the data have the primary key into another database.

Greg, please watch your language. This is a public forum and we're all
equals here working to improve the map.

Please refrain from using superlatives like "horrible" and maintain a
positive discourse so that we can all enjoy our time working on this
volunteer project.

-Ian (as talk-us moderator)
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