[OSM-talk] Map Features

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Wed Dec 3 10:04:28 GMT 2008

Richard Bullock wrote:
> 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. 

Definitely. That way people who know about railways can concern themselves
with railway tagging, people who know about waterways can concern themselves
with canal tagging, and so on. When a tag is proposed that cuts across
boundaries (walkers, cyclists and 4x4ers all need to know about bumpy
surfaces) it's still pretty easy to co-ordinate efforts between 'groups'. In
Wikipedia speak it wouldn't be far off a WikiProject.

And we lose the crazy situation where people who don't understand a subject
still feel they should vote on its tags.

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