[Tagging] Ranger Station Tag Update (too anglo-centric)?

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Mon Aug 26 07:43:06 UTC 2013


Am 26.08.2013 08:23, schrieb Steve Bennett:
>> Could this have been less anglo-centric with
>>    amenity=official_park_police_museum_information_permit_center
>> or
>>    amenity=official_park_visitor_services
>>    building=yes
>> rather than
>>    amenity=ranger_station
>>    building=yes
>>
>>
> Hmm, amenity=ranger_station is kind of gross - it's so specific to a
> particular culture. Something like amenity=visitor_centre could have been a
> lot more generically useful. (With potentially a
> visitor_centre=ranger_station for applications that want to be certain
> they're dealing specifically with Ranger Stations.)
I didn't read the documentation for the ranger station tag, but from my
understanding of language (which is often in fact used for tagging in
the real osm world) a ranger station does not have to be a visitor
centre and the other way around: a visitor centre does not have to be a
ranger station.

regards
Peter



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