[Tagging] Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - childcare

Sean Horgan seanhorgan at gmail.com
Thu May 12 07:58:09 BST 2011

I personally like when OSM definitions are linked to other references,
especially a well-known source like wikipedia.

>From http://www.thefreedictionary.com/social+service:
social service
1. Organized efforts to advance human welfare; social work.
2. Services, such as free school lunches, provided by a government for
its disadvantaged citizens. Often used in the plural.

or Merriam Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20service
: an activity designed to promote social well-being; specifically :
organized philanthropic assistance (as of the disabled or

I can add these references to the tag page if people consider them better form.

As for removing the daycare reference in social_facility, I agree that
replacing it with a link to an approved childcare feature makes sense.

There are service organizations that focus on children and I wouldn't
be surprised if some provided daycare, but this is such a specific
service that I think a node is better described by combining tags.  So
a social facility that provided childcare service could use:

operator=ABC Kids


On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 04:59, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Actually I perceive as well some reference to class struggle,
> especially in the introduction of the linked wikipedia article:
> "pursuit of social welfare, social change and social justice". I
> suggest to remove this reference, as it is not even helpful in its
> generic definition, and "social change", "social justice" and to some
> point also welfare are not about what it is, but why it is (so it
> belongs to philosophy / politics / economy and not to OSM). It is also
> not helpful to have the basic definition ("A social facility is any
> place where social services, as defined here, are conducted:") linked
> to a dynamic page ;-), and I think in OSM we could well live without
> the "as defined here" part.
> Given all this I agree that there is not yet a suggested value, but
> there is daycare as an example: "social_facility:for=child       e.g.
> daycare center for children", i.e. following the logics of the cited
> page there would be social_facility=daycare, social_facility:for=child
> to be amended.
> Following the logics of your proposal instead, there could be an
> amendment to your proposal saying that daycare should be removed from
> the example section of social_facility:for (or a link to your tag
> added. Removing "daycare" from social_facility would not be a problem
> because there is not yet a single object with this tag in the database
> (according to taginfo),
> cheers,
> Martin
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