[OSM-talk] iD forces mistagging again

Christoph Hormann osm at imagico.de
Sat Jun 29 10:34:12 UTC 2019

On Saturday 29 June 2019, Tomas Straupis wrote:
> > (2) I see significant benefit of natural=water + water=*
>   This is your personal opinion.

No, that is a statement of fact.  If this is a good reason for choosing 
a certain tagging over another is a matter of opinion.

>   Opinion of OpenStreetMap community 
> is expressed by those who map - in the data.

And it is clear from the data that both tagging schemes enjoy widespread 

The situation is actually much more balanced for reservoirs than for 
waterway=riverbank vs. water=river where pushing for the latter is much 
more questionable.  In other words:  You are kind of "barking up the 
wrong tree" here.

There are many reasons why preset decisions of iD deserve a critical 
look.  Choosing one of two widely accepted and widely used tagging 
schemes not exclusively based on absolute use numbers or structural 
conservativism (which was there first) is not one of them.

Christoph Hormann

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