[OSM-talk] iD influencing tagging

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 15:51:46 UTC 2019

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> On 7. Apr 2019, at 16:44, Bryce Jasmer <bryce at jasmer.com> wrote:
> Can you give some examples of what the OSM normals are and how iD differs from them?

from time to time the iD developers don’t like the established tagging and prefer to make iD tagging presets for new tags which they believe are better.
Now while everybody is free to use any tag she likes, I would not expect the OpenStreetMap-Foundation standard editor to introduce new tags through presets. Good practice for default presets (e.g. in JOSM) is to use tags that are already well established. Generally we want our tags to be standing on a broad basis, we encourage discussion prior to using them. The development team of an editor is typically too restricted to be considered a broad basis. Tagging discussions in Github are also defacto excluding Jane Mapper from participating (because she doesn’t get aware of it).

Cheers, Martin 

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