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

Dave Stubbs osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk
Tue Feb 24 09:44:11 GMT 2009


2009/2/23 Yann Coupin <yann at coupin.net>:
>
> Le 23 févr. 09 à 11:26, Dave Stubbs a écrit :
>
>> So my question is this: given that there /are/ two tags in use, why go
>> to all the effort to change it? Document both and be done with it.
>
> And this is helping the data not to turn into a pile of grey goo, how ? This
> is exactly what's damaging the database's content value. Because it makes
> the data in it unusable. Next thing you know, someone in Germany will tag
> doctors office "hartz" and someone in France "docteur", those tags' use will
> spread and the data will be a mess.
>
> So unless your goal in life is to enter as much data as possible and never,
> ever, do something useful with it: DON'T DUPLICATE TAGS !!!
>

You obviously missed the emphasis, and hey, the entire sentence:
"given that there /are/ two tags in use". That doesn't mean, "hey
guys, let's duplicate as many tags as possible"; it means that
duplicate tags already exist.

Dave




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