[OSM-talk] General tagging strategy
ce at christeck.de
Wed Jul 9 21:39:32 BST 2008
> So what do you think?
that the krauts tend to overengineer everything ;-) .
I mainly use #2, sometimes combined with #3. For maps and routing they are
most important. This way I describe the world as it is, not as someone tells
me it should look like.
#1 could additionally be added if someone wants to render special purpose
#4 adds confusion to the data as different people will interpret the types
differently and do not describe the world as it is.
BTW: I think that, unlike #1 and #4, #2 and #3 have been unnecessarily
ridiculed by the given examples, regardless where they origin. No Mapper
would map a suicidal trail as a cycleway (except we had no path tag ;-) .
But if I see a motorway which is no better than a primary road I tag it as a
primary *first*. Additional tags then could describe the administrative
We had this discussion on talk-de more than once, with no result so far.
Frankly I do not care much as mappers automagically do the right thing.
Just my two cents,
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