[Talk-us] Rural US: Correcting Original TIGER Imported Ways

Jack Burke burkejf3 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 20:04:10 UTC 2018

I've been leaving all the TIGER tags and just changing reviewed from no to yes....

The main reason I've been leaving them is I don't know who might want to make use of that information. 


Typos courtesy of fancy auto spell technology

On February 13, 2018 5:13:16 AM EST, Mark Wagner <mark+osm at carnildo.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:25:02 -0800
>OSM Volunteer stevea <steveaOSM at softworkers.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 12, 2018, at 1:07 PM, Tod Fitch <tod at fitchdesign.com> wrote:
>> > Anyway, what is the current best practice dealing with TIGER tags
>> > once the road has been surveyed and corrected? Remove all TIGER
>> > tags or just the reviewed tag?  
>> As I am not familiar with the "things you've read," while also
>> wondering myself whether additional TIGER tags (tiger:cfcc,
>> tiger:zip, etc.) should remain or be deleted, I also pose this
>> question to the greater talk-us community.  What DO we do with these
>> additional TIGER tags as we endeavor to "clean up TIGER" in the USA?
>> Is there consensus on a definitive "best practice" for removing or
>> leaving them?  (Consensus is clear that we remove tiger:reviewed=no
>> after we've reviewed the way).
>> Our wiki https://wiki.osm.org/wiki/TIGER_fixup is silent on this
>> particular issue (of removing or leaving additional tags).  BTW
>> another wiki of ours, https://wiki.osm.org/wiki/TIGER_Edited_Map
>> gives a nice overview/documentation of the Ito map.
>> We might create a new thread or keep it in this one:  but even as a
>> seasoned TIGER cleanup volunteer, I don't know what to do with
>> additional TIGER tags, and I guarantee everybody reading this that
>> I'm not alone there!
>I find the "tiger:county" tag to be useful as a quick way to figure out
>where I am when looking at a changeset or otherwise am zoomed in on the
>map while editing.  "tiger:zip" would be useful when adding addresses
>I could trust it, but it's wrong too often.  The rest of the tags
>aren't useful because either they can be derived from the OSM-relevant
>tags on the road, or they're wrong/outdated.
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