[Tagging] Status of building=stable

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 11:55:07 GMT 2012


2012/10/15 Martin Vonwald <imagic.osm at gmail.com>:
> Hi!
>
> The tag building=stable (resp: building:use=stable) is currently used
> to identify a building as a stable. It is used over 500 times which is
> IMO quite a lot for a feature that is rarely mapped. I couldn't find
> any competing tags for it. Because it was never documented I wrote a
> proposal [1] for it.
>
> Now what to do further? Voting, waiting or declare it as defacto-approved?
>
> Martin
>
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Stable


I would vote for defacto approved ;-) , if the definition wasn't in
disaccordance with the general definition building=<building-type>

The proposal you quote is about a facility _used_ as a stable, not for
a building built as a stable. This doesn't invalidate the objects
tagged building=stable but it makes it disputable whether the mapper
was following the proposal or simply mapping a stable. In most cases
it will make no difference. Problems only arise for
buildings/structures that were not built as stables but are used as
such, and for buildings built as stables and retaining their structure
but being used for different purposes now.

cheers,
Martin



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