[OSM-talk] Potlatch2 preset "designation"

Robert Whittaker (OSM) robert.whittaker+osm at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 17:01:14 BST 2012

On 8 August 2012 13:07, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> In recent times, I've noticed more and more contributions with an
> inappriopriate usage of the tag "designation" (e.g. duplicates "name"
> content in amenities or buildings). Further investigations showed that
> all of them came from Potlatch2 editor where "Designation" is in all
> "Details" tagging dialogs. Is is really a good idea when we know that
> "designation" is a legal status (mannly highways) and only interesting
> some countries (UK mainly) ([1]) ? Also Taginfo is reporting 31000
> different values for 111200 instances ([2]) for this key which clearly
> indicates that the tag is misinterpreted.
> Could we restrict this preset entry for some features only (e.g.
> highway, nature reserve) and with a drop-down list of values for
> instance in P2 ?


BTW: there's already a trac ticket from a few months again that raises
essentially the same issue:

> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:designation
> [2] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/?key=designation

Robert Whittaker

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