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From charlie at cferrero.net charlie at cferrero.net on Thu Apr 15 11:16:11 BST 2010

Toby Speight (T.M.Speight.90 at cantab.net) wrote:

> POIs with address information have this in their description when viewed
> on my eTrex, but the generation of this appears to be hard-coded.  It
> would be nice to be able to have different information in there - opening
> hours for shops, or telephone numbers for pubs and hotels, for example.
> So, would it be possible to make this more general?  I'm thinking of
> having a tag, say "mkgmap:description", that if set would be used for
> this content.  Then our style rules could be used to apply the above.
> _______________________________________________

A similar thought occurred to me recently.  For instance, the emerging  
information=* tags  
(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/information) can  
contain a lot of information that would be useful to be able to access  
on a GPS device (via the POI "address").


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