[HOT] Tagging Japan: still standing structures

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Tue Mar 15 19:40:07 GMT 2011

That would be great. I'm on my phone right now otherwise I would do it myself:).


On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Hans van Wijk <hvwijk at planet.nl> wrote:
> 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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