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

sabas88 sabas88 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 13:33:05 UTC 2014

2014-03-26 13:18 GMT+01:00 SomeoneElse <lists at mail.atownsend.org.uk>:

>  Hi,
> Thanks for the reply.
> OK, but:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edit_Policy
> 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
> editor;".
> 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.
eheh, I hadn't request yet the permit to the port authority :-)

>   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.

The tag was used by malcomh to fix the incorrect tagging of a terminal with
a tag representing an harbour.
I discussed briefly with him before I made the proposal in January, but not
before the actual edit.
On the italian ones I reached a consensus with myself about the change of

> Cheers,
> Andy

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