[Tagging] Retag: craft=sweep => craft=chimney_sweep

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 08:41:29 UTC 2014

I don't think they are extinct.
There are countries that require by regulation regular inspections of
chimneys. For example, they check  that  the hot exhaust gases from your
methane-fired central heating have non corroded the lining of your chimney,
which would be a fire hazard.
In Germany here is a federal law that regulates these businesses:
They work from offices and come to your home in vans.

On 3 October 2014 10:41, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> On Fri, 2014-10-03 at 09:11 +0200, Andreas Goss wrote:
> > Tying to clean up the Wiki a bit and found craft=sweep. I think it would
> > be better to tag it craft=chimney_sweep as this makes it clearer and a
> > lot easier to understand for non-native speakers.
> >
> > What do you think? I would then also like to retagg the few that are
> > already in use if others agree and change it in the craft table.
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:craft%3Dsweep
> >
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimney_sweep
> > __________
> > openstreetmap.org/user/AndiG88
> > wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:AndiG88‎
> >
> Apart from my first reaction, do they still exist? The last time I saw a
> chimney sweep was sometime before the moon landing.
> The other and more important to OSM is, do they have a physical
> presence? It is the type of trade that works from a van and is contacted
> by phone/maybe email, much like a window cleaner.
> As they are self-employed the registered office may be their home, but
> that is not necessarily in the area they work and it is not somewhere
> that will have a physical verifiable sign or be somewhere you would
> call.
> Phil (trigpoint)
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