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improper tags

Posted by Warin61 on 6 July 2014 in English (English)

A Comment from BlueTiger on 3 July 2014 at 14:14 in another entry; " Most of the times when I travel I will leave the OSMTracker running and update new POIs. At times I have skipped uploading POIs as they don't have proper tags in OSM. Unfortunately I have taken a bad choice here, I should have updated them anyway and requested for new tags."

I've seen a few tags that were not "proper" in an OSM sense .. but they make sense if you know what is there. Unfortunately getting somethings in to be "proper" in OSM looks to me to be difficult due to the numbers and location game e.g. Radio Telescope. While other things that are not consistent get through - e.g. highway=footpath and highway=path. So I'm inclined to tag all things I consider important in either a navigational sense or a facility. Make a tag note= with some explanation if necessary. This way the data is there .. even if used at this time. I'd rather have the data recorded rather than thrown away. The "improper" tag can be changed latter if a more appropriate tag is available.

Targeting inappropriate 'layer' entries.

Posted by Warin61 on 12 April 2014 in English (English)

I'm presently targeting things that have inappropriate 'layer' entries in my area.e.g.

highway, layer -5 ... no tunnel/covered etc ...

park layer -2

I assume this way done for rendering issues. The areas look to be best served with multipolygons.

There do not appear to be tools to find these inappropriate layers, so I'm using a simple text editor to find them., then JOSM to do the editing.

Automated Street name abreviation replacements

Posted by Warin61 on 2 March 2014 in English (English)

I'm toying with automating the replacement of abbreviation of street names e.g. St to Street, Ave to Avenue etc. It is tedious to do that by hand and the automation process can limit the replacements to tagged 'highway's and to the end of the name tag so things like St Andrews won't get changed to Street Andrews! It would be used on .osm files making the changes, a separate text file documenting the changes (so you can check), the abbreviations and their replacements would be in a text file so additions could be made by anyone (in any language). To upload the changes JOSM would be used.

Intro ?

Posted by Warin61 on 11 February 2014 in English (English)

Not sure what this is for .. so I'll just do a general introduction...

Mapping - mainly Australia, Sydney .. resident in the Epping area. I do travel elsewhere (I'll take a look at my GPX tracks and see if I have stuff to add when time permits).

Location: Epping, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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