Stuart, You explained your idea (thanks for emailing first) and you
added 'in case anyone has any violent objections'. I voiced my
objection. I'm not in charge nor am I the OSM Police, you should proceed
as you see fit and so will I.
I have written about this process more than once in the past, for
Cheers, Chris (chillly)
On 13/10/16 18:33, Stuart Reynolds wrote:
Dave, yes - sorry. Mistyped what I had been sent. It is only 127, two
of which are one single instance of access:psv:bus, which surely ought
to be just bus=*, and one single instance of access:psv:maxweight
Chris - I will quite happily build in different tagging schemes if I
feel that the tagging is correct and likely to be repeated elsewhere.
But I don’t believe that this is. It is unexpected, and it is
undocumented. I haven’t looked to see if it is one user, or 127
different users. But either way it is at most 127 out of the 40,000
contributors that we apparently had last month according to a
different thread today. And the whole purpose of me asking was,
anyway, to find out if people had a real need to tag in this unusual
way before I changed it, rather than to be told that if you found me
doing it, you’d /insist/ [my italics] on it being reverted.
for traveline south east & anglia
On 13 Oct 2016, at 18:07, Dave F <davefoxfa...@btinternet.com
I'm only returning 127 (Worldwide) & 29 (UK, 24 Nottingham)
Compared with 77857 for psv=*
If they're to signify different entries, what are those differences.
If they're for the same entity what is the advantage of access:psv.
If there is none, they should be change as clearly more users are
If the changes are to a more popular or useful tag, then there's no
harm. With fewer tags, it makes it easier for a consumer to validate
On 13/10/2016 17:38, Chris Hill wrote:
Please don't change the tags to suit your application. If every data
consumer changed the tags they don't like it would be mayhem. If you
edit tags and by doing that you upset a single mapper, that is a
disaster - mappers are our most precious resource.
Change your processing to include both types of tagging. It is not
hard to do, you write the code once and use it whenever you need to
in the future.
Cheers, Chris (chillly)
On 13 October 2016 17:12:21 BST, Stuart Reynolds
In Nottingham in particular there are a number of roads marked
with access:psv tags. This is unusual, in that I would normally
expect to see simply psv=* on these roads - and more importantly
(to me) so would my contractor who is importing the data. I’ve
checked the wiki for “access” and it seems to agree with the
contractor that psv=* is the preferred tagging scheme.
There are only 275 instances of access:psv worldwide, and I
propose to change those (manually) in the areas that I am
concerned about in the UK. This is just to let you know, in case
anyone has any violent objections or wonders what I am up to.
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