[HOT] Tagging Japan: still standing structures

Hans van Wijk hvwijk at planet.nl
Tue Mar 15 19:38:50 GMT 2011


I'm not much of a wiki editor, but am willing to give it a try. May I just
add it to
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Tags/Humanitarian_Data_B
ackground ?

BTW: Replacing the <space> by an <underline> character would be wise, so it
ends up like tsunami:damage=standing_structure

> Makes sense to me Hans.  I would suggest we just make sure it 
> is documented in the wiki in a place easy for people to find it.
> 
> -Kate
> 
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Hans van Wijk 
> <hvwijk at planet.nl> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > In Haiti we used earthquake:* to make a difference between 'normal' 
> > keys and disaster keys. I see tsunami:* keys appear on the map for 
> > Japan. I think that's fine! I see in flooded/destroyed areas a few 
> > strucures still standing. I suggest we use for those 
> 'tsunami:damage=standing structure'
> > together with building=yes. I can imagine that if people are still 
> > there on the ground somewhere they might take shelter in those 
> > structures. They might also also be used as landmarks for 
> teams on the ground.
> >
> > What do you think? In the meantime I already start with it. 
> It's easy 
> > to change them into something else with JOSM in one go.




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