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

Andrew Hain andrewhainosm at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Mar 17 21:27:17 UTC 2019


Is it worth mechanically removing any of the existing discardable tags from the database as well?

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Mateusz
There's also a few osmarender:renderName in the UK. Maybe check osmarender:* to collate all?

Simon
Never comprehended the reluctance to remove dead items. Does stepping the version /really/ cause any harm?
Contributors, especially newbies, often copy tags from existing examples with redundant tags often propagating as result.

We allow everybody to add data (which I agree with), but there's an increasing resistance to anybody suggesting tag removal.

If it improves database quality, then go for it.

DaveF


On 15/03/2019 20:13, Simon Poole wrote:

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.

Simon

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

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