[Tagging] Mapping of kids areas

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Mon Dec 15 16:06:01 UTC 2014

Dmitry Kiselev wrote on 2014-12-15 14:52:
> I can't agree with you guys.
> All kinds of facilities where you can rent a bed for a night may be mapped as hotel with tons of sub-tags.
> But still we have hotels, motels, guest houses, and so on.
 > We have restaurants and cafe, both offers you some food for money.

First, there are relatively clear definitions what is a
hotel vs. motel vs. guest house. For food, the discussion is
still ongoing e.g. what characterises fast food.

Second, those tags were grown historically, if you started them
from scratch you would probably go for something hierarchically,
eg. subtagging a general accommodation tag.

> When you going to go to the cinema or do some shopping and you can't take
 > your kids with you, you don't looking for playground,
> you looking for place like subj.

Well you can look for amenity=playground and playground:supervised=yes,
so where is the problem?

As said, there is no clear distinction/definition when a place falls in
one category or the other.

When you introduce a new tag, you force the renderer either to implement
the new tag, or to ignore it. If you specify an existing tag, the general purpose
renderer can already show it, while the specialised one can display you the

In your first post you said
 > We have http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Amenity_features#kids_area.3Dno.2Findoor.2Foutdoor.2Fboth
 > for kids areas mappings.

You are citing another proposal that considers itself as
"still in a brainstorming stage", and kids_area is used only 6 times so far.
Thus you cannot say we have it already.

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