[Talk-us] Who controls data: Google Maps, others erasing Hollywood sign, but it's in OSM

Andrew Wiseman awiseman at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 17:30:50 UTC 2014

That was me -- but I would argue it's an unusual way to tag it -- it's not
the individual letters that are important, it's the whole piece. You
wouldn't tag each president in Mount Rushmore and leave it at that, right?
To me the letters are secondary and to the whole. The FDR Memorial in DC is
the same way, each part is tagged, but there's a point for the whole thing.
Or maybe it should be tagged as an area, since the sign takes up an area?


On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:00 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer <
dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2014-11-25 16:48 GMT+01:00 Andrew Wiseman <awiseman at gmail.com>:
>> Interesting, but now it doesn't render. I saw it was gone and worried
>> somebody from that article took it off. Can we include a point in the
>> relation for it, so that it does render?
> Someone has indeed done this. IMHO we shouldn't duplicate the data (or
> non-data, in this case there are no more tags than name and
> tourism=attraction on the new node), we should find a way to render the
> name from the relation without "tagging for the renderer"-hacks. This would
> include changing osm2pgsql to deal with site-relations.
> I couldn't find any ticket for site-relations in the osm2pgsql and
> osm-carto repos, so I have added them.
> cheers,
> Martin
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Site


600,000 DC residents don't have a vote in Congress -- http://www.dcvote.org/
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