[OSM-talk] iD influencing tagging

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 17:45:59 UTC 2019

and I think this is precisely my concern.

Tagging is not always easy, highways in Africa are an example.  See a dirt
track in Europe and its probably a highway=track.  In Africa it probably

Cheerio John

On Sun, 7 Apr 2019 at 11:51, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > 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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