[OSM-talk] Canvec2osm script update

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Sun Feb 22 08:58:24 GMT 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 11:19:44PM +0000, Shaun McDonald wrote:
> On 21 Feb 2009, at 22:58, Sam Vekemans wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > i'm just getting into the grit of it now, the shp-to-osm.jar program
> > works, so im using it :)
> > i'm creating a bat program to deal with the 300+ unique map features.
> > Because not all of them are accuratly tagged, i will include 2 extra
> > tags: "FIXME=yes" and "note=needs to be further defined, please update
> > wiki chart"
> You could be more compact by using only 1 extra tag: FIXME=needs to be  
> checked on the ground as .....
> General theme of meta tags:
> A FIXME tag should be removed once the data has been checked.
> A note tag is likely to be there permanently as a note for other  
> mappers, to prevent them from changing something which really  
> shouldn't be changed, such as when you know better than what is on the  
> ground.

I would also suggest that you use your own namespace. Something like
canvec:fixme=... or so. Imports that use the normal namespace tend to
overwhelm the few "manual" uses of such tags with the result that they
can't be found any more.

Jochen Topf  jochen at remote.org  http://www.remote.org/jochen/  +49-721-388298

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