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

Jeremy Harris jgh at wizmail.org
Sun Aug 9 12:25:02 UTC 2020

On 09/08/2020 09:25, pangoSE wrote:
> I suggest we create a roadmap for deprecating of storing and updating names in OSM for objects with a Wikidata tag.

> Substantial changes will have to be made:
> * nominatim will need to support fetching names from wikidata somehow. It could probably be done on the fly.
> * openstreetmap.org will need to fetch from wikidata when displaying any object. 
> * rendering the standard map will have to support fetching from wikidata.

How would that work for an offline renderer?
Not everyone has, or wants to have, their phone connected 24/7.

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