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Mapping and Tracing definitions

Are the definitions of "mapping" and "tracing" given here, are the accepted definitions? Is "mapping" just the process of gathering the data (akin to "surveying" perhaps), or does it also involve drawing the maps in an editor? Also "tracing" makes me think of drawing over Yahoo! Aerial Imagery or over existing maps.

If the definitions are ambiguous then we could either state the ambiguity on this page, or attempt to be prescriptive, and lay down how we should be using these words. -- Harry Wood 10:04, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Missing ?

Could someone add the following definitions ?

  • "Relations" : As defined in the "Data Primitive", "Nodes" and "Ways" are explained but not "Relations".
  • "OS" : For non-british people, 'OS' is an Operating System.

Pieren 15:18, 17 Nov. 2007

OK I added them. There are lots of words we could add to the current list. Feel free to add more. -- Harry Wood 16:51, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Missing: Redaction


Can anybody please add a definition of Redaction?

Thank you. --Amir E. Aharoni 06:32, 2 August 2012 (BST)

Added by Aude. Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni 09:04, 2 August 2012 (BST)

group / feature / attribute / subkey definitions


I'm a bit confused about the usage and meaning of group/feature and attribute/subkey:

What is the difference between a feature (as used in Category:Features) and a group (as used in Category:key_descriptions_by_group) ? Is there any?

In a similar fashion, how are keys like "seamark:type=*" denominated? In this case, is "type" an attribute or a subkey? is "seamark" a key or a group (or something else altogether)? Or do subkeys mean "standalone" keys that pick up on more general ones, like in "natural=wetland / wetland=*" ?

It would be great if someone could clarify that to me and maybe it could also be included in the Glossary?

thanks, Charel (talk) 16:10, 31 March 2016 (UTC)