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Daten überprüfen mit 'lastcheck' 8 months ago

Für genau diesen Zweck gibt es bereits den gut dokumentierten Schlüssel "survey:date" der bereits rd. 200.000 mal in Verwendung ist, siehe


What does the path say? 9 months ago

Richard, thanks for introducing me to "Ylvis", whom I otherwise wouldn't have got to know ;) Funny and creative post! As you may know SomeoneElse gave me the pointer to your blog.

Substantiallly from a 2015 perspective I do not agree completely with your point of view.

As dieterdreist stated here "While duck tagging works very good within the same culture and region, it bears at the same time the risk that mappers in different regions have different assumptions of what is implied by certain words. "

On first sight, descriptive keys like footway or cycleway seem to give a clear indication of the type of a path. Actually globally that’s only true, if you provide - in addition to the highway tag - other decent attributes, like surface, width, smoothness, incline, access restrictions etc. So either way an almost equal number of tags are usually required to describe a way equivalent. So to my impression duck tagging might not be that intuitive and naturally for others than for you. Non-native English mappers (like me), may have different assumptions of what is semantically implied or what is usable according to their region.