[OSM-talk] Map Features
liste at letuffe.org
Wed Dec 3 02:16:30 GMT 2008
> Are you *seriously* suggesting that we put every tag used by "at least a
> few" on the main map features page?
Well, no and yes ;-)
I was only talking about keys that have followed the "approval process" and
> According to Tagwatch - there are over 4300 keys in use in Europe alone,
> each potentially with multiple values. It's just not practical to display
> every one of them.
But out of those 4300 I guess we have at least :
- a lot of typo errors
- keys defined nowhere
- keys rarely used
- keys deprecated
( that would make a rough 90% I guess )
Those might have to be corrected in the DB or documented in the wiki
> Perhaps Map Features should be for the main core tags only (for newbies
> mainly - the basics of how to get their road/feature displayed). Perhaps we
> should limit it to the things we consider important enough to render on the
> main renderers - and we can have other pages for more specialist tagging -
> e.g. the properties of these ways.
This has been discussed earlier, and I definetly think we have no choice but
The question then is "what are core features"
To my point of view, maybe something like 50% of map features keys should be
move to "secondary pages", just like sac_scale, trail_visibility for hiking
and piste:* for skiing are.
And other still on map features should be moved to secondary zone
while keeping a "thematic link"
But I am not the one to decide, so maybe we should start some pages
about "what are not core features"
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