[Tagging] Charity tagging

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 09:14:39 GMT 2010


2010/11/4 Coast, Hurricane <hurricane.coast at mapquest.com>:
> On the whole, I am a big contributor to charities with my time or money.
> As the holidays approach, it always seems to be close to heart to contribute
> to those less fortunate.
>
> I have proposed a Project of the Week to be about Charity, whether it’s
> shops, donation centers, food banks or soup kitchens. Perhaps you have more
> ideas!
>
> I  would like some help in creating the best practices in tagging for these
> locations around the world.
>
> We have of course shop= charity
> How about amenity= food bank (though I’m not sure this translates to around
> the world, it’s common in the US)
>                     amenity= homeless shelter
>                     or even shop= donation center name= goodwill


I'm generally in favour of not putting everything into amenity. I
suggest you take a look at this page, where there is already a lot of
the above mentioned present:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:social_facility

cheers,
Martin



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