[OSM-talk] Tag frequencies

Francisco R. Santos frsantos at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 11:07:27 BST 2007

On 7/10/07, Guilhem Bonnefille <guilhem.bonnefille at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/9/07, Sebastian Spaeth <Sebastian at sspaeth.de> wrote:
> > I whipped up a quick tag frequency counter to find out which tags are
> > really used. The results based on the latest planet are here, in case
> > you want to have a quick glance at them:
> > http://sspaeth.de/~spaetz/frequency_070704.txt
> > (the script is in the same dir). It's sorted least to most popular....
> >
> > I plan to extent this one, to actually show whether they are part of a
> > node or a way. Plus I want to show a histogram of the top key values for
> > each tag. This way people can see from real world examples what is being
> > used.
> >
> > I know tons of people must have done that already, it is really just an
> > exercise to get my python foo back in shape.
> Great!
> I think we have to use it in order to find errors. Some of them can be
> corrected by a bot (for example, I see "aminety" instead of
> "amenity").

There is already a spell error list in [1], that is used by the validator
plugin [2] to fix some of this tags.

[1]: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/User:JLS/speller
[2]: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/JOSM/Plugins/Validator
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