[OSM-talk] Flickr Now Supports OSM Tags

Aaron Straup Cope straup at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 06:19:39 BST 2009

Hi all,

(I'm the dork who wrote the dorky machine tag post.)

Just a quick note to say:

1) We're thrilled people like OSM machine tag stuff. I would love to 
hear suggestions and wish lists. I won't promise anything, here, but the 
entire thing did start with Frankie's wacky suggestion.

2) It's building=yes because that's what OSM feature list says:


If building=1,true,kittens are all valid then we can support those too. 
As it stands building={UserDefined} points to the building=yes page.

Like the post said, we're not going to be able to support every facet of 
the OSM tagging set and some things may need to be simplified or 
abstracted but otherwise our only concern is just having a reference for 
what's out there and the general consensus on what it means. We can turn 
the knobs and tweak things as we go.

(Also, to the person who's wondering why their railway=station machine 
tags still say "feature" that's the part where I forgot to submit 
translations for "this is a train station". They'll be back soon. Oops...)


On 9/30/09 9:31 AM, SteveC wrote:
> On 30 Sep 2009, at 08:15, Chris Hill wrote:
>> Dave F. wrote:
>>> Dave Stubbs wrote:
>>>> I wouldn't read too much into it, especially as they said,
>>>> "we’ve almost certainly got at least some of it wrong but
>>>> hopefully we
>>>> got part of it right and can correct the rest as we go"
>>>> Dave
>>> You see, this is the problem. I don't think, in this instance,
>>> they've
>>> done anything wrong. This is an OSM cock-up.
>>> I think it's quite selfish to expect others to pick up the pieces of,
>>> what I see, as lazy implementation.
>>> Who, within OSM&  in their right sense of mind, would object to being
>>> forced to use just Yes/No. I mean it's just an on/off switch!
>> Yeah, OK Dave, we've got the message, you don't free-format tags.
>> Unfortunately you're going to have to get used to it, because it is
>> the
>> basis of the OPENstreetmap and, in my opinion, one of the reasons it
>> is
>> as successful as it is.
> +1
> Yours&c.
> Steve
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