[Talk-us] USPS Post Boxes

Marc Gemis marc.gemis at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 12:02:06 UTC 2018

Are you planning to run this on a regular schedule  (e.g. every month) ?

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 6:18 AM Leif Rasmussen <354lbr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> The opinions expressed on the USPS/United States Postal Service tagging have been very mixed, with seemingly equivalent numbers of people supporting both options.  Based on the following facts, I have decided to convert the tag "operator"="USPS" on post boxes to "operator"="United States Postal Service".
> 1) We all agree that all USPS post boxes should have the same operator tag, but disagree on the minor detail of which tag is better: "USPS" or "United States Postal Service".
> 2) I saw, overall, a larger number of good arguments for expanding the operator tag, including the fact that the words "United States Postal Service" appear on the post boxes themselves.
> 3) Expanding USPS would be in line with the OSM "expand abbreviations" guidelines.
> I will create the changeset Thursday evening if nobody replies with an objection.  If you are strongly against this change, please stop me before then!
> The changeset will do the following to post boxes tagged with "operator"="USPS", "operator"="US Post Services", "operator"="US Post Service", "operator"="US Postal Service", "operator"="US Postal Services", "operator"="U.S. Post Services", "operator"=" U.S. Post Service", "operator"="U.S. Postal Service", and "operator"="U.S. Postal Services":
> * Convert the value of "operator" to "United States Postal Service".
> * Add the tag "operator:wikidata"="Q668687".
> * Add the tag "operator:wikipedia"="en:United States Postal Service".
> * Fix any warnings or errors that come up in the JOSM validator window (such as incorrect collection times format).
> Post offices will not be affected by this change.  If someone would like them to also have uniform operator tags, they can propose that separately.
> Thank you to everyone who commented on this issue!  I highly appreciated the views expressed, and believe that they greatly improved the end outcome of this change.  Again, if you still strongly oppose this change or I am forgetting something important, let me know before Thursday evening!
> Leif Rasmussen
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