[HOT] What tags are currently used in HOT? (Was: NEPAL/Taginfo instance)

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Tue May 5 00:08:06 UTC 2015

Hi Will

Many thanks to your answers!

Now I revealed the mystery about key idp:camp_site: It's not [1] you
mention but in [2].
And then I found also the possible origin e.g. of keys
building:structure or shape:elevation.
All these keys are among the top 20 most used tags of Nepal's taginfo [3]:
They have been introduced [4] in Tag discussion mailinglist back in
2013 where the base work began way before this disaster!

Actually neither one got documented in the OSM wiki.
And what I still wonder too, is, why there's no Nepal activation map
tile renderer showing the mentioned top 20 keys...


[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal_remote_mapping_guide#Tagging
[2] http://hotosm.github.io/tracing-guides/guide/Nepal.html
[3] http://nepal-taginfo.openstreetmap.hu/keys
[4] http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.openstreetmap.tagging/14313

2015-05-04 23:48 GMT+02:00 Will Skora <skorasaurus at gmail.com>:
> Hi Stefan,
> I posted yesterday but I forgot to CC you and edit the subject line.
> Since OSM doesn't have very rigid rules of what tags to use, some geographic
> areas and communities of interest (like HOT) may use a tag slightly
> different than in other areas or not use a tag at all.
> The HOT (HDM) Tagging Preset -
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Tags/HDM_preset was
> developed for HOT contexts but unique situations of what to tag arise, often
> very quickly after a disaster or event that HOT responds to (known as an
> activation), and a new tag is quickly decided on.
> Thus, particular objects, like an IDP camp, haven't been added to the preset
> or to the map renderings that you've mentioned. That discussion will need to
> happen here and in the working groups.
> Secondly, a geographic area usually has its own page on the OSM wiki how to
> tag commonly found features and any tagging nuances.
> Nepal's is at
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nepal_remote_mapping_guide#Tagging
> ^^^^^^ I encourage a lot of new mappers to read this and encourage comments
> and feedback. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Note if you want to edit the wiki, you
> have to make an account separate from your OpenStreetMap.org account.
> Lastly, and most importantly to determine what tags to use are in the task's
> Instructions.
> So if you read of any conflicting information between what's in the HOT
> preset, wiki, and what's mentioned in the Task Manager, err on the side of
> the task manager.
> You aren't required to use the preset for HOT mapping, but if you're
> interested, it's only available for JOSM. Installation instructions are at
> http://learnosm.org/en/editing/josm-presets/  and select the HDM/HOT preset.
> I hope it makes mapping easier for you.
> Secondly, as a relatively experienced HOT contributor and mapper, I thank
> the new OpenStreetMap users. This response is not like anything before and
> as you have seen, your contributions have been truly helpful and made a
> difference.
> Hope to you see your participation in the future.
> Regards,
> Will (skorasaurus)
>> ------------------------------
>> Message: 9
>> Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 20:58:46 +0200
>> From: Stefan Keller <sfkeller at gmail.com>
>> To: hot at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: Re: [HOT] What tags are currently used in HOT? (Was:
>>         NEPAL/Taginfo   instance)
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>> I'd like to setup a data extract and a humanitarian style.
>> I know the JOSM HOT Presets,the Humanitarian style of osm.org and
>> http://tiles.openterrain.org/?humaniterrain from Stamen.
>> But none of them contain or show e.g. keys idp:camp_site or
>> building:structure.
>> And the wiki page http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/Humanitarian_OSM_Tags
>> doesn't mention them neither.
>> Each HOT task seems to suggest different tags with mostly only
>> building=yes and highway=residential in common(?).
>> Can someone enlighten me about the common used HOT tags and where they
>> are documented?
>> -S.
>> >
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