[OSM-talk] Adding architect names to buildings

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Thu Feb 19 22:16:28 GMT 2009

Jonathan Bennett <openstreetmap at jonno.cix.co.uk> writes:

> Matthias Julius wrote:
>> I just prefer to explicitly link objects together over duplication of
>> data.
> As long as the buildings are tagged consistently, having the tag is 
> probably enough -- you can then use XAPI to query the DB for all 
> buildings by a particular architect.

IF they are tagged consistently.  This is exactly the point.

Especially with names of persons there might be several different ways
to spell them which all might be correct, for example:

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich
F. Hundertwasser
Hundertwasser, F.

There are more variations possible when there are middle names
involved.  Additionally there are any number of mis-spellings
possible.  With names from foreign languages this is not even that


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