[OSM-talk] Edit war on the wiki "map features"

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Mon Dec 1 10:10:12 GMT 2008

Bernhard Zwischenbrugger wrote:
> In Vienna we have an event called "Friday Night Skating".
> Every week about 1000 Inline Skater meet at 10pm and skate on normal
> roads.
> The police blocks all the roads an it is possible to skate on roads that 
> are for normal for cars only.

You can't design/evolve a tagging system for the entire planet on the basis
of an inline skating event in Vienna. That's insane.

No tagging system will ever cover 100% of cases. But far better to have one
which is 90% comprehensive and 100% intuitive, than 100% comprehensive and
25% intuitive. No-one's stopping you using less mainstream tags for your

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