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

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Tue Feb 24 20:19:47 GMT 2009


Guenther Meyer wrote:
> it may be trivial, but when you have to do this for every possible 
> tag with some variations, it's a waste of time, that should not 
> be necessary. parsing the osm xml files is already a ressource 
> consuming task; every unnecessary work should be omitted.

Maybe, but you shouldn't be working "live" with OSM XML anyway. You should
be preprocessing it into the format which makes sense for your app, making
performance less of an issue.

cheers
Richard
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