[OSM-talk] Potential problems moving/depreciating map features tags.

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Mon Jul 16 11:19:38 BST 2007

On 13/07/2007 19:19, Andy Allan wrote:
> On 7/13/07, David <thewinch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> With all the talk of fixing the inevitable inconsistencies and niggles
>> in map features I haven't seen much talk on the potential problems
>> that changing tags could cause.
> [...]
> I think you're spot on with everything you say, btw.
> Cheers,
> Andy


Changing amenity=blah for man_made=blah is just not productive. 
highway=cycleway works, and there are thousands of them already on the map.

It's different if its a new tag, or if the tag doesn't work (e.g. route) 
but changing things for the language of the tag names means we're for 
ever chasing our tails.


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