I'm mostly using the OpenStreetMap data and trying to help the documentation effort.
- /builtup_area.shp - about the use and replacement of an old, external datasource in the Standard tile layer
- Common TIGER name issues
I found a few repeated suspicious values in TIGER 2010/2011 road names (this is just from looking at the data, no on-the-ground verification).
- "1 St" or "1 St St" instead of what should presumably be "1st St".
- "4 Ave" or "4Ave" instead of "4th Ave".
- may reflect local abbreviations that drop the ordinal suffix ("100th Avenue" abbreviated as "100 Ave")
- Roads with two types: "Foo Ln Rd", "Foo Trl Rd".
- TIGER expansion not done on multiple names
Check for situations where the name=* contained multiple values separated by semicolons where the non-last road types weren't expanded by the bot.
- Common back-and-forth tag edits
The following tags were repeatedly added, deleted, or modified on individual elements. Found in revision history of Seattle.
- Route ref=* on ways vs. ref=* on route relation
- Similar issue: route name=* on ways vs. name=* on route relation
- building=entrance vs. entrance=yes
- bus=yes vs. psv=yes
- highway=* classes: motorway vs. trunk, primary vs. secondary, tertiary vs. residential, secondary vs. tertiary, residential vs. service
How do you tag...
Usually small, commercial shops whose primary function is to assist in shipping/receiving mail. Typically includes other services such as copying, notary, passport photos, small office items for sale. Examples: Mailboxes Etc., UPS Store.
Tagging is inconsistent -- the following are all in use:
- amenity=post_office + operator=business name (this seems to be the most common)
- shop=shipping (63 uses)
- shop=delivery (7 uses)
- shop=courier (5 uses)
- shop=parcel_service (2 uses)
- amenity=post_box (mail can be sent here)
- shop=copyshop (not the primary function)
- amenity=cargo (unclear)
- shop=yes (vague)
Off-board payment allowing riders to pay for bus rides at the stop rather than on board the bus.
- payment:contactless=yes at the platform assuming it's something like an ORCA card
- specifically that it's a Redbox machine: one of the following
- kind of vending machine: