[Tagging] Changing tags...

Elizabeth Dodd edodd at billiau.net
Fri Nov 12 10:06:54 GMT 2010


On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:38:07 +0000
Craig Wallace <craigw84 at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On 11/11/2010 16:03, John Smith wrote:
> > Erm shouldn't the data be fixed to match the documentation, rather
> > than changing the documentation in this instance?
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Map_Features:amenity&oldid=557169&diff=next
> 
> It was in Map Features as amenity=doctors for years, until it was 
> changed a couple of months back: 
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Map_Features:amenity&diff=next&oldid=538026
> 
> amenity=doctors is used by the JOSM and Potlatch presets. And 
> amenity=doctor is only a proposal, so its not exactly a documented
> tag anyway.
> 

when it was far less common I asked about this tag, because the pattern
was to use butcher, baker, candlestickmaker
and doctor was usurped by doctors
and should that be only for multiple doctors or is it a contraction of
doctor's surgery?
bring on healthcare.



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