[OSM-talk] Canvec2osm -264 tags needed to be confirmed

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 10:38:19 GMT 2009

Thanks, Cool, i have switched the "CanVec:" to "canvec:" as that makes sense

and maybe, it makes sense, the CanVec the features are listed as 2 uppercase
However, I added it because i thought it would be more understood by the
users, to quickly be able to  go to the wiki chart, as knowone would know
"LX" is Places of Interest.  As i also included the discriptives for the

What about using the tag "canvec:THEME=BS_Buildings_and_Structures"? (i can
agree on this change)

However, looking at the geobase2osm script, I can see that for the KEY's
yes, it's lowercase.  But for the Values, as long as it's consistent on
every use.  So I think that spaces are fine to use.  After all, the purpose
(of showing the full tag) is to show users that this data was imported, and
from CanVec's "Buildings and structures" theme.


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 1:18 AM, Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 05:31:03PM -0800, Sam Vekemans wrote:
> > i'm working from the 11 wiki charts, and have most of it done, but i
> > feel i need at least 1 person to varify that they approve  each of the
> > sugested tag(s).
> >
> > I will make an extra column in each chart for this. (i think it will
> help)
> I suggest you don't use a mixture of upper and lower case in your tags.
> There are some issues around tag naming and whether they should be case
> sensitive or not. OSM mostly uses lower case in all keys and values (of
> course proper names etc. should be done in their proper cases :-)
> I also suggest not using spaces or special characters in keys and
> values. Makes it easier to handle (again, this is only for identifier
> type things, not for proper names and so on).
> I haven't looked at all the details, but how about instead of
> CanVec:Theme=Buildings and structures (BS)
> just use
> canvec:theme=bs
> If canvec consistently uses upper case, then
> canvec:THEME=BS
> might be better.
> I generally think that you should keep as much as possible to the
> original classification, naming, etc. in the canvec: namespace. This
> will make it easier to compare the two datasets (especially when they
> change later).
> The easy readability and usability will come from the translation into
> the "normal" OSM tags.
> I realize that some of what I have said contradicts itself. Nobody ever
> said this was easy.
> Thanks for all the work you put in there. It is really coming along
> well!
> Jochen
> --
> Jochen Topf  jochen at remote.org  http://www.remote.org/jochen/ +49-721-388298
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