[OSM-talk] amenity=doctor or amenity=doctors ? [tagging]

Ben Laenen benlaenen at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 11:40:24 GMT 2009

On Monday 23 February 2009, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> Yann Coupin wrote:
> > Because it makes the data in it unusable. Next thing you know,
> > someone in Germany will tag doctors office "hartz"
> Arzt, more likely. And why not? There are enough Germans struggling
> to understand the tags thrown at us by the English, why should they
> understand everything without looking it up?

Because then you'd end up with words which mean something different in 
multiple languages ("café" in English is not the same as "café" in 
Dutch for example). Then you really don't know what it is anymore 
unless of course you add a language tag to the node to say what 
language you've used to describe the feature...


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