[OSM-talk] Proposed mechanical edit - elimination of osmarender:nameDirection - blatant tagging for the renderer

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Mar 15 19:16:44 UTC 2019

osmarender:nameDirection=* is an old tag that is case of tagging for the renderer. 
Additionally, Osmarender is defunct anyway.

I propose to purge this tag from database as useless, confusing and encouraging tagging for renderer. 

This edit would remove about 2000 osmarender:nameDirection=* tags worldwide,
with most of them in Germany and England.

osmarender:nameDirection is described on OSM Wiki as 

"By default Osmarender will draw street names left-to-right along ways. 
It uses the longitude (horizontal position) of the start and end points of the 
way to determine the direction.

In some cases, for example, very winding roads, the automatically chosen name direction is not ideal. In this case the way can be tagged with 
osmarender:nameDirection=-1 or osmarender:nameDirection=1 as a 
hint to tell Osmarender which way to draw the name. "

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