[OSM-talk] iD influencing tagging

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 7 23:24:08 UTC 2019

This is good we have a quality control mechanism even if it is a blunt
instrument, and we think the risk is low on the TRA side.

Thank you for your input.

Cheerio John

On Sun, 7 Apr 2019 at 19:07, Andy Townsend <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 07/04/2019 23:37, john whelan wrote:
> > Developing an editor requires making decisions and having opinions on
> OSM tagging. This in turn means getting it wrong sometimes.
> ...
> With something like iD spoon feeding new mappers with suggested presets
> the impact is much greater if something isn't quite right or the
> "directions" are not crystal clear and let's face it not all mapper's first
> language is English and reading through instructions is not fashionable in
> some quarters.
> That's not borne out by what I see with a DWG hat on - we get to see quite
> a lot of complaints about problems caused by new mappers, and complaints
> about mistagging due to an editor preset in iD is pretty rare.  New mappers
> making faux pas due to misunderstanding JOSM, on the other hand, is pretty
> common.  That doesn't mean that one editor is inherently "good" and the
> other "bad" - they're different tools for different jobs.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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