[Tagging] What's a power=station?

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Thu Jan 21 14:43:56 GMT 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 8:17 AM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a feeling the suggestion that Anthony was referring to was one
> I made. It came up in the context of mapping architects, lawyers and
> other professional bodies. There comes a point where they're not
> really POIs or "amenities" any more, but simply a business directory.
> Which I think would be handled much better by having an actual
> directory, and georeferencing back to OSM in order to render a map, or
> load data onto a GPS or whatever.
> I'm not advocating using the directory instead of amenity=cafe or
> amenity=fuel or whatever. But in the long term, the ideal solution
> would probably be to allow that directory type information to be
> maintained separately, in a more convenient form than a 2D map.
> Particularly since while addresses are relatively fixed, their
> contents changes.

Well said.

In hindsight, I guess my comment is off-topic for the tagging mailing list,
unless and until that directory is actually created.  Sorry.
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