[OSM-talk] iD influencing tagging

Yuri Astrakhan yuriastrakhan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 16:32:30 UTC 2019

Martin, thanks for explanation, but my point still stands -- in tags, we
treat words not at their own meaning, but as IDs that represent some agreed
concepts.  The German wiki page has a warning about "evangelical", so it is
likely not all German-speaking mappers are aware of the distinction, or
know English well enough to know this.  The same applies to highways -
"highway" the word has different meaning in different regions, whereas
"highway" the OSM tag should have just a single meaning that's clear to
every mapper and every consumer.

On Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 3:50 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 7. Apr 2019, at 22:23, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > A good example is "denomination=evangelical" -- German speakers should
> not use it for "evangelisch" which stands for denomination=protestant. The
> word may be the same, but we treat "evangelical" as an ID for a specific
> meaning, rather than reflect local language customs.
> actually “evangelical” translates in German to “evangelikal”, which
> doesn’t seem to be very confusing. Someone thinking it means “evangelisch”
> is likely mapping in a domain s/he isn’t acquainted with.
> Cheers, Martin
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