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[mkgmap-dev] mkgmap and values with semicolon in it

From Marko Mäkelä marko.makela at iki.fi on Sat Feb 26 09:08:22 GMT 2011

On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 11:36:11PM +0100, Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
>Same as for Felix: Please provide an alternative form of tagging,
>which does not need semicolons.

We do not write recycling=paper;plastic;cardboard. The alternative form 
that is already used for this case is simple: recycling:paper=yes, 
recycling:plastic=yes, recycling:cardboard=yes.

I think that the main problem is the amenity=* key. It is too generic, 
capturing all sorts of unrelated things. I hope that it will be 
gradually be replaced by more specific keys, such as healthcare=* and 
tourism=*. To fix the example of restaurant&hotel, perhaps something 
like tourism:accommodation=hotel, tourism:food=restaurant would do the 


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