[OSM-talk] Adding architect names to buildings

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Wed Feb 18 19:48:29 GMT 2009

"Robert (Jamie) Munro" <rjmunro at arjam.net> writes:

> Frankie Roberto wrote:
>> 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=*.
> Why should it match old_name? Your not describing a name of the object,
> you are referencing the designer of the object. Unless you want
> architect_name, architect_address, architect_date_of_birth,
> architect_..., it seems pointless.

Is the architect an attribute of the building or is the building an
attribute of the architect?

You could create an "architect" relation and have the buildings be
members of that.


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