[Tagging] Feature proposal - Street cabinet - Voting
johnw at mac.com
Fri Oct 31 06:00:14 UTC 2014
I was going to suggest "Waste Transfer station" http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dwaste_transfer_station
But after reading the wiki for it, it was not at all what I expected.
In America, at least in most suburban areas, waste is collected from individual residences via bins/cans on the street with(enormous) trucks, so there is no static transfer points whatsoever, it goes from curb to landfill directly.
In Japan, There are static waste collection "Garbage stations" [ゴミ ステーション] per street or area, and are often large, steel, screened cages that are stuffed full of 45 liter bags. There is no possible way fro a truck to service the myriad of little tiny buildings, some of them only on walking paths - even in cities of 100K people, so there is a garbage station for every 20-30 houses or so, or one for a large apartment or company. Temporary ones are merely nets to keep the crows off the bags, but most are permanent ones worth mapping.
My local garbage station (2 cabinets) http://goo.gl/maps/VLgMP
a full one nearby http://goo.gl/maps/eqVS3
although some are old and look disused, they are used daily or weekly by the populace, and mapping them would be useful on a very local level (like the cabinets in general).
Please add a line item for waste transfer, similar to the postal transfer - this is a missing step in the garbage collection, and a cabinet that have been overlooked.
Also, I suggest also adding "sliding" for the door hinge option (as the second one has no hinges)
On Oct 31, 2014, at 6:08 AM, Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:
> François Lacombe wrote on 2014-10-30 21:42:
>> I would suggest street_cabinet=garbage for the equipment you've mentioned.
> maybe =waste is more consistent with existing tags such as
> amenity=waste disposal, amenity=waste basket or
> Garbage is less used in tags so far.
>> A cabinet is a feature where workers can't enter.
>> A building is the opposite.
> > Then, substations and other stuff can be divided between those two sorts.
> That's a very plausible distinction and should be documented.
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