[Tagging] Consolidating tags for building attributes

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Oct 7 21:53:18 UTC 2013

2013/8/23 Vivien Deparday <vivien.deparday at gmail.com>

> Case C:
> For building usage,
> building=
> building:use=
> I am not sure what is the best between these two or do they have different
> goal/usage? building= seem to be a mix of usage, amenity type, structure
> type.

building:use is for the current use of the building, building is for the
type of building (architecture). In some circumstancese these are the same,
but they don't have to be. Maybe an example can make this more clear: a
building built as a church will remain a church building, also when
desacrated (building=church, eventually further subtagged), and you can
also operate a church in a residential or an office building (or open air

Or a hotel, there are different types of dedicated hotel buildings (e.g.
atrium-hotel has a big atrium in the center and loggias around it to got to
the room) but there are also small hotels operated in residential buildings
(and in this case building would not be "hotel").

The building:use tag would mostly be duplicates of the amenities, shops
etc. inside the building, wouldn't it? There is also landuse, so I am not
sure if you really need this (might be suitable for residential buildings,
the rest will either be covered by amenity/shop/craft/office/etc. or we are
missing a tag)

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