[OSM-talk] fixme -- by a specific date

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Nov 28 17:52:32 UTC 2016


When mapping seasonal closures here in Utah[1] I realized I am still
missing a solid way to mark a road as closed for the season and then have
some level of confidence that someone will look at it in the spring and
'reopen' it. More generally for someone to map a feature and somehow tag it
as needing another look by a certain date.

I added a discussion section to the wiki[2] for the fixme tag where I
propose adding the fixme:by qualifier to indicate the (approximate) date by
which a mapper should look at the feature again.

There should be more use cases for this. I can think of proposed or
under-construction features for which you may know a projected start /
finish date. Or semi-permanent features that you know will disappear at
some point. I know HOT has interest in this kind of 'lifecycle' tagging as

Martijn van Exel

[1] A lot of fairly major roads close here for the winter, typically
between November and May:
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