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Let's say somebody maps a school. The school has the info about the name of the village where the school is located. But the village isn't mapped with a name (there may be a node already stating it is a village, but no name yet).

My question is:

If I add the name to the village node, what should be the best source tagging?

I use to tag it as source=osm, but maybe there are better tagging schemas, like source=node 123456789, source=changeset 987654321 or similar.

asked 18 Jul '18, 18:22

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edited 18 Jul '18, 18:24

When it comes to noting your sources, nobody will ever complain to you that you're being too specific. If you want to put "node 123456789" go for it. If, after a month of this, you're feeling lazy: "OSM" is fine... Nobody will be able to know exactly where the info's from, but they'll get the general idea.

"inference" imo doesn't really say anything about the source. It's a fancy way of saying "source=I figured it out". Figured it out from what? Inquiring minds wanna know. It's still better than nothing, of course.

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answered 19 Jul '18, 21:59

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I think I've used source=inference for similar cases (it being implicit that the inferences are made from OSM data).

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answered 18 Jul '18, 21:59

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It looks one possibility. I've checked taginfo and only 86 appearances of inference (although some others combined with other values). But I've seen that there are more than 3900 of source=OSM...

(19 Jul '18, 20:08) edvac
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