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There seems to be a discrepancy with place=neighbourhood. In Potlatch 2 using the Simple tag selection under Places, Neighbourhood is a listed option, but once selected, it is shown in brackets in the Type of Place window and is not listed in the drop-down. In OSM Inspector place=neighbourhood is flagged as an unknown place type. (eg Eastcote, Ruislip)

I've come across a number of instances where tags listed on the Map Features page aren't listed in drop-downs or don't appear when you start typing them into the Advanced tag entry. (eg man_made=reservoir_covered) Couldn't the all the Map Features tags be available for selection in the map entry program?

asked 27 Nov '14, 16:22

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edited 28 Nov '14, 00:29

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Those are four similar, but not equal sets of tags:

  • "Map features"
  • the presets or tag suggestion/word completion methods (e.g. based on tags in the nearby surroundings) in your editor.
  • what is rendered (shown) on a specific map (which is based on OSM data). This includes such quality assurance tools like "OSM inspector" (only its developers decide what to report as a possible! error).
  • which tags are actually used in our database (by the mappers)

Each of those four can by changed (more or less by you). There is no central tag "police" or a strict agreement by all mappers, so those four sets are not the same. So if you want to have one bit changed, contact the relevant developers or change it yourself (looking at the wiki page for the thing which you want to change is a good place to start – usually you will find your way to suggest/do a change there).

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answered 28 Nov '14, 00:07

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edited 28 Nov '14, 01:09

OK, thanks.

(28 Nov '14, 22:12) Jonga

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