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What means the "Designation" in P2 building preset ? We have now "Name", "Building name" and "Designation" which is very confusing for newcomers (they simply copy/paste the same text 3 times, see this example). And the wiki about the key "designation" is about highways, not buildings. Would not be 'access' more appropriate ?

asked 10 Apr '12, 15:23

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The wiki page talks about "legal classification" - although many of the examples on that page are for highways, it doesn't limit itself to those. An example of a building with a legal classification in the designation tag is this one.

Whether P2's tag presets should or should not contain something is probably best discussed on trac or the potlatch-dev list rather than here. Certainly where new mappers local to may start tagging inappropriately (e.g. using "name" for something that isn't actually a name, so that it shows up on standard view) I'd send them a "hello-and-welcome-and-by-the-way" mail about it; it would make sense for misuse of designation too.

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answered 12 Apr '12, 10:43

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Problem: the bug is reported since 2 months and nothing happens although P2 is the first used editor by many newcomers (especially with the audience the project gets after so many articles/blogs in the media in the past few weeks). I could help to fix such things in JOSM but not in P2.

(12 Apr '12, 12:29) Pieren

Actually, the wiki page specifically writes "legal classification of a way" - nothing there mentions use on other objects. I think the example you give is a problematic use of the tag (as it's a totally different kind of designation). Anyway, I've posted my concerns on the trac report linked.

(12 Apr '12, 12:48) sleske

That is a bug in Potlatch2. As explained in the wiki, the key designation is used for indicating the "legal classification of a way." So it only makes sense for ways, not for buildings, but Potlatch also offers it for buildings (and even for POIs).

This has been filed as a bug: #4231 - In simple mode, the entry for the designation tag needs better explanation

For now, just ignore the "Designation" field if you don't want to map rights of way.

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answered 12 Apr '12, 10:03

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way <> highway. It may, as in the listed building example I gave, make perfect sense for a building.

However, the bug's a valid bug though - people do put rubbish into the designation tag.

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