[OSM-talk] proposed mechanical edit - moving building=building to building=yes

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Jun 8 17:19:49 UTC 2018

building=yes is a standard way to mark building without specifying its
type. Editors wishing to specify building type would (directly or
indirectly, for example using StreetComplete) look through buildings
tagged as building=yes.

building=building is an unexpected way to mark building without
specifying its type and therefore retagging this duplicate to
building=yes would improve tagging without any information loss.

It would also (as an useful byproduct) remove this tag from popular
values at https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/building#values <https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/building#values> and
ensure that it will not become proposed as a valid value by an iD
editor (at this moment threshold for building value is 14514 uses).

Between 4000 and 5000 objects are expected to be edited. See
https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/building=building#map <https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/building=building#map> for a
geographic distribution.

Changeset would be split into small areas to avoid continent-sized
bounding boxes. As this tag is on buildings it is not expected that any
object will force bounding box to be extremely large.

For documentation page see
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/moving_building%3Dbuilding_to_building%3Dyes <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/moving_building%3Dbuilding_to_building%3Dyes>
For documentation of my previous proposals (including both proposals
that failed to be approved and approved ones) see
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account>

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