[Tagging] What's a power=station?

Peteris Krisjanis pecisk at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 14:55:06 GMT 2010

2010/1/20 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 3:36 AM, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:
>> The Dutch cafe example is parallel to the motel / love_hotel example from
>> Brazil and other countries. Sometimes a term has quite different uses in
>> different cultures, and these are traps for all travellers. The question
>> of
>> whether the same tag has the same meaning wherever it is or whether
>> meaning
>> has to be gained from context, as we do now with traditional paper based
>> maps,
>> remains in discussion.
> The other question is whether or not OSM wants to be a map or a travel
> guide.  I'm liking more and more the suggestion to tag the cafe/motel with
> building=yes and addr:*=*, and leave the rest to the travel guides and
> yellow pages.  Perhaps power plants are big and recognizable enough to be an
> exception to this rule, but when you have to go inside an establishment and
> read their menu before you can determine how to tag the place, are we really
> mapping "what's on the ground"?

We map everything we can. And POIs btw is one big reason for lot of
people to map.


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