[OSM-talk] Survey on the OSM Wiki

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Tue Jun 25 21:30:57 UTC 2013


Pieren wrote:
> You cannot say that. Give me an example where the editors decided 
> how to tag features in the past.

Two off the top of my head:

1. Potlatch popularised the use of a certain set of values for the surface=
tag.
2.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=designation+talk-fr+site%3Alists.openstreetmap.org

> By chance, the developers are not trying to impose new tags or 
> changes. They follow what's happening on the tagging list and/or 
> the wiki.

I can't speak for any other editor, of course, but I have never _followed_
tagging@ or wiki votes for Potlatch tag presets. They are one piece of
source material, yes, but only something to be informed by, and even then
very minimally. taginfo and real-world mapping experience are much more
useful.

cheers
Richard





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