[Tagging] tourism=guest_house or tourism=bed_and_breakfast ?

Dudley Ibbett dudleyibbett at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 18 20:30:26 UTC 2013

As a humble surveyor and editor I would ask that we have tourism=apartment at the first level.  An apartment is quite distinct from a hotel and a guest_house and we already separate out these along with motel, hostel and chalet at this level.   The only debate for myself would be is at to whether it should be tourism=apartment or tourism=apartments.  In many cases you will have a number of apartments for rent in a apartment building block but not necessarily all.  In which case I presume it would be most appropriate to put a node in the building area rather than tagging the building area.  Would you therefore need to put in a node for each apartment if it was tourism=apartment?



Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:21:44 +0200
From: dieterdreist at gmail.com
To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [Tagging] tourism=guest_house or tourism=bed_and_breakfast ?

2013/10/18 Andrew Errington <erringtona at gmail.com>

Surely it's simply a matter of tagging "There is accommodation of some kind

here" and including a URL to the website?  There is very little point in

slicing the data so thinly, especially since renderers will paint a little

picture that probably looks identical for any class of tourist accommodation.

IMHO this isn't about "rendering", few people would look at a rendered map when looking for accomodation (usually you'd search in a db / with a query). We already have a system where we distinguish on the first level much more than "there is accomodation of some kind here", (IMHO that's good), so distinguishing an apartment from a hotel or a B&B / guest house or from a hostel does make sense - IMHO also at this very first level. 


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