[Tagging] Amenity=shelter for field shelter?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 10:49:55 GMT 2013

2013/2/6 Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk>:
> I would go for building=shelter rather than amenity.
> Amenity would imply it is available for anyone passing with a horse to take
> shelter.

I think this would put more implication into amenity than what it
practically has in OSM (see e.g. amenity=parking, access=private or
amenity=prison or ...)

I'd go for the more specific building=field_shelter (but also
building=shelter if you prefer) for the building-tag, or also
building=roof if mostly open.

amenity=shelter would be OK for me

Don't find shelter_type a very good choice (IMHO it would be more
logical to use shelter:type, but checking actual usage "shelter_type"
is the established key).

Also the value "field" is not very appealing (sounds as if the "field"
itself is a kind of shelter).

So trying to remove ambiguity as much as possible you could tag this:

building=field_shelter (or building=roof, layer=1)


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