[OSM-talk] Instead of voting

Peter Childs pchilds at bcs.org
Fri Oct 9 13:26:58 BST 2009


2009/10/9 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
> Hi,
>
> Matt Amos wrote:
>>> 1) Just map.
>>> 2) Use existing keys if you can.
>>> 3) Use existing tags if you can.
>>> 4) If you used a tag that isn't in the wiki, document your use of the
>>> tag, so that other people won't use your tag to mean something else.
>>
>> this is awesome advice.
>
> If there's one thing I could add, even though it is kind of implied by
> the above:
>
> (5) Never ever invent a tag that you don't have a concrete use for.
>
> We already have too many computer people who get carried away by thought
> experiements ("yes but if the spot where the road and railway intersect
> also happens to be a station and have a traffic light and a river
> flowing underneath, what are you going to do THEN????????").
>

Welcome to the real world where that actually happens.

(Or something very close)

Peter




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