[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - key:branch

David ``Smith'' vidthekid at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 18:43:34 BST 2012


On Sep 13, 2012 6:54 AM, "Andrew Errington" <erringtona at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello everyone,
>
> This is my first proposal for a key that I feel is missing.  I have
searched,
> but I couldn't find anything to suggest it has been rejected before, but I
> could be wrong.
>
> You will find the details here, but is basically a place to put the branch
> name for an office/bank/restaurant/store etc.:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:branch
>
> I think I've done the first steps for this proposal right, and I am quite
> happy to hear all comments, positive and negative.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Andrew
>
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I like this idea.  Right off the bat I can think of several local use
cases, one of which is:
amenity=library
name=Hilliard Library
operator=Columbus Metropolitan Library
branch=Hilliard

Of course, it may be more correct to put some combination of operator and
branch into name, and then set loc_name=Hilliard Library because that's
what everyone calls it in casual speech.  But this tagging scheme provides
for a consistent, unambiguous, and obvious way to tag CML's various
locations apart from the broader problem of what to put in the name tag.
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