On 20/02/2018 07:40, joost schouppe wrote:
Some of the most used historical tags are for things that are just old, not necessarily disused or with another use than the original one. Wayside cross and shrine, monuments, memorials, castles etc. It just seems to signify a special relationship with history, not much more than that.

As an aside, I did go through the usage of "historic" in the UK and Ireland, and it's a bit of a hodge-podge between "things that were once something but there's nothing there now" (effectively used as a a lifecycle tag), "things that are still something" (e.g. memorial), and "things that are still something, but are important because of what they were" (castle etc.).  I ended up with a list of things to treat as buildings, things to treat as "almost buildings", things that probably aren't buildings and some specific other checks (e.g. "chimney"):


Essentially, it's a complete mess.  I was glad that I was able to do something useful with e.g. https://map.atownsend.org.uk/maps/map/map.html#zoom=17&lat=52.657347&lon=-7.12672 - you can find a few grains of wheat in among the chaff but most of what's in there is (like "hollow_way") a bit too idosyncratic to be even thinking about creating a regular wiki page for.

I still haven't heard of a procedure to vote on tag A over tag B, so I've invented my own. You can vote here:


Misses a "none of the above" option.

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