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

James james2432 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 13:04:41 UTC 2020

Not to mention if someone wants to add a name for a new item/object, does
the user need to create a wikidata item on top of it? Will the editor do it
automatically? How does it pick the right one? Does it offer a list to the
user? This is going to make osm a massive turn off to new contributors on
the steep learning curve(which is already pretty high) to contributing to

This whole idea is really terrible and could just be offered as a
post-processed data set: wikidata? use that instead of name tag.

On Sun., Aug. 9, 2020, 8:58 a.m. pangoSE, <pangose at riseup.net> wrote:

> Yeah this is probably not the best route forward, given that wikidata is
> so big and contains a lot of osm unrelated data.
> James <james2432 at gmail.com> skrev: (9 augusti 2020 14:31:57 CEST)
>> and if the solution is to download the data then download wikidata, it's
>> even more clunky than the name tag itself
>> On Sun., Aug. 9, 2020, 8:29 a.m. Jeremy Harris, <jgh at wizmail.org> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> --
>>> Cheers,
>>>   Jeremy
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