[Tagging] Childcare Tag

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Tue Jul 9 17:04:05 UTC 2013

There are no approved tags in OSM. You can use any tag you want, so if the childcare tags suit you, use them.

I agree that discussion and documentation are very helpful, but a few negative votes (even thousands of negative votes) cannot stop the tag being used. There are no tag police, no approval committee and no one with any right to force tags to conform. If you use an unusual tag it will simply be ignored by renderers and other data consumers, but if it becomes popular they may well start to use it. Tag use has to start somewhere and that is not simply a vote from a handful of unrepresentative people in the wiki. 

Cheers, Chris
User: chillly

alyssa wright <alyssapwright at gmail.com> wrote:

>I'm new to this proposed tagging process etc, but I wanted to know what
>happened with this childcare tag proposal?
>Tagging mailing list
>Tagging at openstreetmap.org
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