[OSM-talk] Roadmap for deprecation of name tags in OSM

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Aug 9 09:35:12 UTC 2020

Aug 9, 2020, 11:09 by pangose at riseup.net:

> >"there is no such thing as an international name. Names are part of a
> >language whih is part of a culture. They are not GIS objects and the 
> >osm datamodel does not handle this complexity well at all."
> >Are you aware that we have other tags beyond name tag?
> Yes
Then what kind of complexity is not handled by OSM?

> >loc_name, name:pl and many others?
That is not handled by already existing tags?
If there is some actual problem then it should be solved.

> >"No more name vandalism in osm. We export the name handling to
> >wikidata which has a much better system for handling vandalism."
> >Because vandalism in third-party service is superior?
> >Are you seriously claiming that Wikidata has less trouble with
> >vandalism
> >and deals with it better?
> Yes. The new york defacement could most probably have been avoided wih this approach. 
How it would be avoided? 
How pulling data from Wikidata would change anything in such case?
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