[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.


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