[OSM-talk] Blatant case of tagging for the renderer

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 16:27:12 BST 2011

On 7/29/2011 10:52 AM, Richard Weait wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> I'll leave it for a few days so others can see it in all its glory :)
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/31408390
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/31408400
> Let's be fair.  Tagging name=[PAVED,UNPAVED] is suboptimal, yes.
> On the other hand, these edits are a couple of years old, from a
> mapper who had been mapping for about a month at the time.  And who
> mapped from their own survey and gps trackfiles.  This mapper was
> doing just about everything right, with their heart clearly in the
> right place.

No - his ways are parallel to the actual paved and unpaved roads. They 
were added solely to make the words render. (The road is from the 2007 
TIGER import.) I'm not judging him; I just find it amusing.

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