[Tagging] Open of discussion on "operational_status" (part of life cycle with disused/abandoned/demolished)

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Jul 2 00:47:53 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 11:07 AM, fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com> wrote:

> It works as long as the primary function is available though somehow
> broken.

So how *should* we annotate an object, which we believe to be
a permanent part of the landscape,
but which needs some form of descriptive note?

Example: a restroom with a sign reading "Closed until July 2014 for
or a highly decorative water fountain that's dry,
or a drinking water tap that works OK, but dribbles on your shoes,
or a gate that works just fine if you whack it just so.

We have a wonderful electronic map that can capture these shades of grey.
 My proposal is
...to allowing one to make an advisory note about any object listing the
status, some text about the status, and a survey date.
I would use in for drinking fountains.

The Humanitarian team has struggled with this also:
They may come up with things like a central hospital, currently closed, but
expected to reopen.
They certainly don't want to erase the hospital from most maps with a
disused:amenity=hospital tag.
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