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

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 14 08:55:18 UTC 2019

It's taken you longer to write your email than it would to write a line 
of extra code to search for them.

Easier to distinguish between the two:


On 14/06/2019 08:27, Johnparis wrote:
> 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>
> 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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