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

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Fri Jun 14 08:32:25 UTC 2019

Please no.

Essentially you are saying that all attribute tags that indicate that a
specific facility is present should be duplicated on the standalone
objects of the same type.

bin=yes on amenity=waste_basket, bench=yes on amenity=bench and so on.

Am 14.06.2019 um 09:27 schrieb Johnparis:
> 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.
> John
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM Mateusz Konieczny
> <matkoniecz at tutanota.com <mailto:matkoniecz at tutanota.com>> wrote:
>     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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