[Talk-us] USPS Post Boxes

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Tue Sep 25 14:37:09 UTC 2018

Leif -- 

I like the idea of making this more consistent. I am not convinced that
'United States Postal Service' is an improvement over 'USPS'. (Should we
also rename 'UPS' to 'United Parcel Service'? 'FedEx' to 'Federal
Express'?) But there's also an opportunity to have the community have
another look at the area surrounding the nodes. It's only ~4600 items:
http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/Cg0 . If we make a MapRoulette challenge out
of it, we can use this as an opportunity to build a community effort
around this. What do you think? Is this the right query?--
  Martijn van Exel
  m at rtijn.org

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018, at 22:16, Leif Rasmussen 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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