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

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 20 16:44:17 UTC 2019


I'd say almost certainly, yes. Do you have any specific tags in mind?

DaveF

On 17/03/2019 21:27, Andrew Hain wrote:
> 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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