[HOT] Tagging hut=yes

Suzan Reed suzan at suzanreed.com
Wed Sep 30 00:06:47 UTC 2015


In many countries people’s houses, churches, workshops and other buildings are round, not square. Or, a building can be a combination of round and square. So tagging should be building=yes. Just because a building is round does not make it a “hut”, whatever that means. It’s a home, church, or industrial building same as if it were square. 

Two cents from me. 



On Sep 29, 2015, at 4:15 PM, Jorieke Vyncke <jorieke.vyncke at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

Just giving my two cents.

For me mapping a building like a hut does not signify a lot.
What is exactly a hut? Is it just a round building? Round buildings
can be made out of several materials and have several different
functions. Also why would a round building get another tag if a square
building is almost the same size, made out of the same materials and
has the same function?

What significant is for me, is that it is a house, a granary or a roof
to hide against the sun. Also the material of what it is made of is
significant: roof out of straw or metal, walls out of bricks or clay
... In my opinion drawing a circle and tagging it with building = yes
, and potentially other tags is the best.

For me mapping buildings as huts doesn't signify a lot, on the
contrary, I don't know what people who are living in the mapped 'huts'
will think of it that their house is mapped like a 'hut'. I suppose it
depends on how 'huts' are perceived in every culture. So yes also for
this reason I prefer mapping: building=yes.

Like I said, just my two cents :-)

Best greetings,


2015-09-29 11:55 GMT, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com>:
> The HOT convention seems to be tag them building=yes.  OSM and HOT are
> slightly different in OSM it is acceptable to tag a node rather than the
> HOT convention circle.  Because HOT has a lot of very new mappers and their
> work is validated ie often corrected I think it is important to clarify
> this.
> Also the training material needs to be considered, having one answer in one
> place and having the training material say something else would be awkward.
> Cheerio John
> On 28 September 2015 at 22:29, Dale Kunce <dale.kunce at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Chris,
>> I would use the more widely used tag building=hut.
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=hut#values
>> Dale
>> On Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 8:51 PM, chris zontine <chriszontine at icloud.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Greetings.
>>> I was involved in mapping task 1034 and a fellow mapper mentioned they
>>> used the tag hut=yes in place of building=yes. I looked up the use of
>>> key
>>> hut[1] and apparently it is used but in very limited circumstances.
>>> The mapper said it was used to map a circular structure so I presume the
>>> usage was correct. Given the lack of general use what is the consensus
>>> on
>>> using this tag?
>>> [1] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=hut)
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