[Tagging] owner vs operator

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Tue Sep 3 11:45:37 UTC 2013

On 9/3/13 7:31 AM, John Sturdy wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 11:59 AM, François Lacombe
> <francois.lacombe at telecom-bretagne.eu> wrote:
>> Operator could be given by operator=* and the effective owner by a "new"
>> owner=* tag.
> What about when a business is owned by one entity, but operated on
> their behalf by another, in a building that they lease from yet
> another one --- does "owner=" refer to the business, or the building?
> If people feel a need to tag things like this, I have no objection,
> but I do think it's getting to the edge of what really belongs on the
> OSM database.
it's also something that's subject to change and therefore creates a
maintence issue. i guess i want to know whether this enables anything
that makes the maintenece effort worth it. my fear of course is that
we end up with a collection of useless out-of-date data.


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