[OSM-talk] landuse=port_terminal etc. to landuse=port changes

SomeoneElse lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk
Wed Mar 26 12:18:46 UTC 2014

Thanks for the reply.

sabas88 wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> I did the manually via JOSM.

OK, but:


contains "this policy covers a wider range of edits, including not only 
edits made by bots but also imports and any edits that have a mechanical 
component, e.g. a search-and-replace operation using the XAPI and an 

In cases such as this a previous mapper will have chosen the tags they 
used for a reason (such as the impression that they gained from an 
on-site survey).  It may be that once you've discussed it with them that 
they think "landuse=port" is totally appropriate, but it may be (for 
reasons that they know, because they've been there, but you don't, 
because you haven't), that it's not.

> I found different uses (port,port_terminal and variations) and merged 
> together. In Europe I was using it mostly, and migrated to the formal 
> proposal[0] [1], the others were:
> - one in USA which fitted my proposal and I adjusted it
> - the others were delimitations of port subareas and fitted the 
> definition (were untouched by some time and I tried to improve the 
> geometry).
> I'd like to move the set of proposals to voting one of these days, but 
> haven't had the time yet.
>     Cheers,
>     Andy
> Regards,
> Stefano
> [0] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/landuse%3Dport
> [1] 
> http://gis.19327.n5.nabble.com/RFC-Classification-for-ports-and-inland-terminals-td5792661.html

Where the tagging was changed have people in the affected areas been 
notified in some way (e.g. by a message to a country mailing list)? I 
don't see anything in the links to suggest that that has happened.



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