[OSM-talk] planet.osm tags

Andy Robinson Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Apr 10 14:53:46 BST 2006

Most of the abutter errors are probably mine or Etienne's. They get
corrected when we see a segment or way with missing colouring in the SVG.
Some of the others may be similar. Using a predefined (user editable)
dropdown list in JOSM would help typo errors.

Expect the number of tag names (keys and values) to grow in a big way!

of course its up to clients to decide what, if anything to do with a
particularly named tag and oneway/one-way type merging might be required
depending upon requirments at the time the data is used.


Andy Robinson
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk 

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>Subject: [OSM-talk] planet.osm tags
>Some quick notes about the tags found in planet.osm
>(grep tag planet.osm | awk '{print $1,$2}' | sort |
>uniq) :
>- there are 67 unique tag names, including
><tag k="abbutters"
><tag k="abuters"
><tag k="abutters"
><tag k="{created_by"
><tag k="created_by"
><tag k="ele"
><tag k="elevated"
><tag k="name"
><tag k="NAME"
><tag k="one_way"
><tag k="oneway"
>- Many tags are gpsbabelized in an ugly way:
>- an unfortunate (IMHO) newspeak is used:
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