[OSM-talk] Proposed new status for tags in the wiki: "import" for undiscussed tags that were only used by an import

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 17 07:17:48 UTC 2020

I would like to add a new status to
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Approval_status and to Tag and Key
pages in the wiki

The value "import" would be used for tags that were used in a large
import, but are no longer commonly being added.

These tags often have high numbers in the database but have not been
accepted by the community and rarely are being used by mappers (in
some cases they have never been added, except by the import), so they
should not have the status "in use", and they were never proposed in
most cases.

Using "import" as the status would make it clear that these tags are
not "de facto", "in use" or "approved", and would be more specific and
clear than "unspecified".

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:tiger (tiger:county=*,
tiger:tlid=* and tiger:upload_uuid=* etc)
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Item:Q1607 - nhd-shp:fdate
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Item:Q1606 - nhd-shp:fcode

-- Joseph Eisenberg

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