[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - social facility

Sean Horgan seanhorgan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 18:55:55 BST 2010

I know the voting has started and changes to the proposal are off-limits,
but I was considering the addition of "animals" to the social_facility:for

{{tag|social_facility:for|animals}} - Takes care of homeless, lost, or
abandoned animals.  See [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_shelterwikipedia]

What do people think?  Is there anything that covers animal shelters today?


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 07:09, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2010/9/25 Sean Horgan <seanhorgan at gmail.com>:
> > For some reason, kerosin hasn't been able to post to the mailing list so
> I'm
> > sending this out.
> > We received great input over email and on the talk page for the social
> > facility proposal so we decided to open it for voting:
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/social_facility
> > Thanks for your time.
> Is this proposal (in the discussion there were also ideas to
> incorporate social=centre) related to
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Community_Centre
> ?
> In Italy the "centro sociale" (wikipedia states that this is a
> "community_centre" in English, which is at the most close to truth) is
> usually a place that is not run (AFAIK) by the government or local
> administration (what is required according to the definition of
> community centre in our wiki) but by local associations. They offer
> space for diverse activities, usually you can meet there, get some
> drink, they often also organize concerts, readings, workshops and show
> soccer games, sometimes they also have spaces for educational purposes
> (computer courses, bike repair, etc.). Mostly they are politically
> left wing oriented and do political campaigns as well (like collecting
> signatures, organizing political demonstrations, etc.).
> How would you tag this? Is this incorporated in social_facility or
> would it better be in community_centre ?
> Why do the definitions have to be so long and specific (e.g.
> community_centre says it has to be "in a village or town", what about
> hamlets? It also states: "owned and provided by the local government".
> These topics depend very much on the social and cultural context in
> the country/region, people should try to keep the definitions as
> generic as possible and restrict usage only in cases where necessary).
> Your proposal is missing a definition in the first place: "Use
> amenity=social_facility to define such a POI." - which kind of POI?
> Below it states: "Social facilities come in many different types and
> generally focus on improving the lives of people through a variety of
> holistic and focused services." which is somehow understandable. I
> would put the first part as definition (deleting probably the
> subphrase after "people": "focused" and "holistic" are opposites as
> far as I understand them, how can they be combined with "and"? How
> does this help people who want to tag?).
> Besides this: nice proposal, looking at the extensive list of proposed
> subtags it gets clear what this is aimed at.
> cheers,
> Martin
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