[Tagging] tagging awards and ratings

LM_1 flukas.robot+osm at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 20:12:22 BST 2012

In my opinion there should be some common prefix (award, rating, does
not really matter). That way it is clear what it means even if one
does not know that particular rating system. That would probably not
be the case with Michelin stars, but most rating systems are less
With prefix a sensible presentation is possible even for systems
unknown to the application, something not possible without prefix.

If there are two entities (hotel and restaurant) eligible for
independent award/rating in the same system, they should probably have
a different nodes in OSM anyway.
If the rating applies to the whole area/facility site relation would
be the place for ratings.
That is because one object should not be influenced by nearby objects
in tagging (adding <Subject> prefixes and similar.


2012/7/26 Johan Jönsson <johan.j at goteborg.cc>:
> Sometimes there is a discussion on how to tag differnt kind of awards and
> ratings.
> I thoguht a bit of this http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Johan_J%C3%
> B6nsson/Workspace#some_musings_on_the_subject
> and came up with a pre-draft that I might take further if there is any
> interest:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Johan_J%C3%
> B6nsson/Workspace#A_preliminary_proposal
> It is basically like this
> <Award_System>=<Award>
> With a catchy name for the award_system as key
> and for each award_system there could be a list of values
> example 1
> Tripadvisor have some awards called Travelers' Choice
> If someone of some reason would like to tag that, they can use
> travelers_choice=top25 / best_service
> example 2
> Guide rogue Michelin awards restaurants
> Michelin=2_stars
> example 3
> there are many hotel star-systems, one is HOTREC by hotelstarsunion
> (see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:stars)
> HOTREC=3_stars
> example 4
> In the blue flag system beaches are rewarded with the blue flag award
> blue_flag=blue_flag
> As you see from the examples, there are some things to discuss.
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