[Tagging] Charity tagging

Laurence Penney lorp at lorp.org
Mon Nov 22 20:47:41 GMT 2010

Hi Hurricane,

I tagged some shop=charity over the last couple of months, but did so reluctantly. I think I might go back and use shop=second_hand. We could use something like business=charity or business_model=charity or charity=* to declare that it is non-commercial.

http://taginfo.openstreetmap.de/tags/shop=charity (345)
http://taginfo.openstreetmap.de/tags/shop=second_hand (403)

I've also tagged several charity bookshops as shop=books. For these it seemed even more important to model the type of thing you can buy, rather than the business model - but that may be because I buy lots of second hand books and only a few second hand clothes.

What do you think of avoiding shop=charity?

- L

On 4 Nov 2010, at 18:36, Coast, Hurricane wrote:

> Hi!
> 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
> Your collaboration and input is greatly appreciated! :)
> Thanks!
> Hurricane
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