Talk:Proposed features/Fossil

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Concerning "Applies to: node, way, area, relation", How would you tag this on a relation or a way? Would node or area not be enough, you think? --S8evq (talk) 12:47, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Probably node alone is enough, I just thought i'd come prepared for the unforeseen. I'll change it. Joost schouppe (talk) 13:03, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
There are some extremely large fossils that could be plausibly micromapped as areas. For example amonites with diameter measured in meters exhibited in one of museums that I visited Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 13:33, 7 April 2021 (UTC)


I'm not sure what you meant, but I doubt it was that the fossil was shaped by squeezing it through a nozzle (like toothpaste). I think you meant "extracted" but I'm not sure. --Brian de Ford (talk) 12:53, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

I'm not a native speaker, and sometimes I'm overconfident :)
What I mean is that the fossil isn't part of rock anymore, but has indeed been "extracted" from it and is now it's own separate object - loose, and not part of a bigger rock that.
Joost schouppe (talk) 13:01, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Note that location conflicts with some existing values

note that location=building conflicts with location=indoor / location=outdoor / location=rooftop (fossil may be build into wall from outside and from inside)

The same for location=artefact. For example fossil exhibited in museum would be both location=indoor and location=artefact.

Maybe use some new tag for that, extraction_state or something else? (extraction_state is terrible, but I was not looking for a better value for long)

Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 13:31, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Good point, thanks! I'll try and think of a solution Joost schouppe (talk) 17:41, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
After further thinking, I don't think there really is an issue. I have copied this approach from the emergency=defibrillator page, where for example location=wall can be combined with outdoor=no to clarify which side of the wall it is on. So you can say location=indoor without further detail, and if you want to say it's an artefact you simply change to location=artefact + indoor=yes.
Perhaps not the most elegant solution though. Joost schouppe (talk) 11:21, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
I still think that such inconsistency how location=* tag would be used is unfortunate Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 11:41, 8 April 2021 (UTC)