[OSM-talk] Tagging schema

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 22:01:02 BST 2009


2009/10/7 Elizabeth Dodd <edodd at billiau.net>:
> On Thu, 8 Oct 2009, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> I'm not an English native speaker, maybe that's why shop=lawyer sounds
>> strange to me. All lawyers that I know of I'd actually consider
>> offices, not shops.
>
> I am not discussing the actual tag. I'm discussing the complete ease with
> which something can be tagged compared to the difficulty of finding the
> already used or proposed tag.
>
> The difficulty of finding a suitable English phrase which is easily
> understood, not prone to misconceptions and hopefully is acceptable to OSM
> users I hadn't mentioned.

best way to avoid misconceptions is to write some sentences in the
wiki. If you're looking for a feature, you simply type "lawyer" in the
wiki-search-field and get usually an answer. E.g. in this case:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Lawyer
if you don't get an answer: use a custom tag (or better, ask in the
list if someone knows a tag you didn't find and step 2 use a custom
tag).

cheers,
Martin




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