[OSM-talk] Proposed mechanical edit - remove blatant duplicates (sustenance=fast_food on amenity=fast_food, atm=yes on amenity=atm etc.)

Johnparis okosm at johnfreed.com
Fri Jun 14 07:27:26 UTC 2019

For ATMs, at least, I would propose the opposite: add the atm=yes tag to
all amenity=atm

>From a user perspective, I want to be able to search for atm=yes to obtain
all the nearby ATMs. Removing this tag leaves me without standalone ATMs,
so I would have to search for atm=yes OR amenity=atm

Thus, I don't think this is duplicated information -- it is additional
information. If this were 1965 and we needed to fit everything into 32K of
memory, I'd say fine, but I don't see the need or the advantage.


On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>

> Recently in mapping I encountered amenity=atm with atm=yes
> I manually removed atm=yes, but it turns that there is more of such
> objects.
> I propose to run an automatic edit that will remove atm=yes from all such
> objects.
> In addition I propose to remove also some other blatant and unnecessary
> duplicates.
> So in total I propose to remove
> atm=yes from amenity=atm http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/JW8
> transportation=fuel from amenity=fuel http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/JWe
> sustenance=restaurant from amenity=restaurant
> http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/JWh
> sustenance=fast_food from amenity=fast_food http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/JWc
> service=post_office from amenity=post_office
> http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/JWa
> as this duplicated tags are unnecessary, unwanted, confusing and
> undesirable.
> Edits would be split to not create overly large bounding boxes.
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