[OSM-talk] stop deleting abandoned railroads

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 09:04:37 UTC 2015

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> Am 17.08.2015 um 08:28 schrieb Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl>:
> OSM IDs are too volatile, and IIRC there were objections to putting "foreign keys" (like shop branch numbers) into OSM on the grounds that someone would need to maintain that link.

Some people are adding tax identification numbers for businesses, the tag is ref:vatin
but the number is typically referring to an operator. Of course this has to be maintained as well.


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