[OSM-talk] Adding architect names to buildings

Frankie Roberto frankie at frankieroberto.com
Tue Feb 17 23:14:39 GMT 2009

Hi all,

I've started adding architects names to buildings in Manchester (based on a
combination of local history sources and Wikipedia), and so thought I'd
better document the tag I'm using in case others want to do the same:

The only problem I could think of was whether the key should be singular or
plural. I got the feeling that the singular would match existing tags

Looking through Tagwatch I noticed that both artist=* and artist_name=* have
been used (presumably for public sculptures and art installation), and I did
wonder whether architect_name=* would be better. It seems that
artist_name=*  matches old_name=*  better, but on the other hand it's not
particularly ambiguous having artist=* or architect=*.

Any thoughts?


Frankie Roberto
Experience Designer, Rattle
0114 2706977
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