[Tagging] preproposal : internet webcam

Jonathan bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 17:41:58 UTC 2013

man_made is "A tag for identifying man-made /(artificial)/ structures 
added to the landscape." taken from the Wiki.

It's not just technical, and when you look at what is now included under 
this bizarre heading: adit, clearcut, monitoring_station, pier, 
snow_net, snow_fence, wastewater_plant, windmill, surveillance and 
finally "works"!!?!?!?

Clearly, man_made has become a dumping ground for anything not natural 
that we can't be bothered to tag somewhere else!

Man_made probably needs clearing up and surveillance probably shouldn't 
be under it, however it is under it and none of that effects the 
question of webcams.



On 30/11/2013 11:27, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> what is the logics behind this? We use man_made for technical 
> installations/facilities/structures/devices, a camera is a technical 
> device, restaurants aren't (maybe the kitchen would qualify), 
> "buildings" aren't (but could have technical facilities to make them 
> work), highways aren't. I do not insist in using man_made for cameras, 
> but IMHO they would fit (like a crane, a chimney, a water_well, etc.).

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