[OSM-talk] Proposed mechanical edit - elimination of osmarender:nameDirection - blatant tagging for the renderer
matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Fri Mar 15 20:24:22 UTC 2019
Because it is especially broken and confusing - and promotes tagging for renderer.
"not hurting anybody in any way" is quite strong claim that I think is false.
It is not a big problem but every time someone encounters it for the first time
either has one more thing on "confusing things about OSM" or wastes time
on checking what is this thing.
And "create new versions of object" is extremely minor cost.
"The correct way to handle this is to" - I would say that it is a matter of opinion what is preferred.
Personally I consider one more entry in history to be vastly less confusing and irritating
than a directly visible tag that should not be present.
Mar 15, 2019, 9:13 PM by simon at poole.ch:
> Why would we want to create new versions of objects just to remove a tag that is not hurting anybody in any way?
> The correct way to handle this is to add the tag to the list of deprecated tags that should be automatically removed (essentially iD has a list and JOSM has one too), when and if the objects are ever edited the tags will then be removed.
> Am 15.03.2019 um 20:16 schrieb Mateusz Konieczny:
>> 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. "
>> Automated edit page:
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/elimination_of_osmarender:nameDirection_-_blatant_tagging_for_the_renderer <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mechanical_Edits/Mateusz_Konieczny_-_bot_account/elimination_of_osmarender:nameDirection_-_blatant_tagging_for_the_renderer>
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