[Tagging] Feature proposal - Street cabinet - Voting

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Fri Oct 31 10:01:47 UTC 2014


I would distinguish between an amenity=waste_* for structures
that are open for everybody to bring their waste, with or without fee,
thus as a POI somebody would navigate to (where can I bring my waste),
and the cabinet=waste merely describing the street inventory
(what is that odd locked box for).

johnw wrote on 2014-10-31 07:00:
> 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)
>
> Javbw
>
> On Oct 31, 2014, at 6:08 AM, Tom Pfeifer 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
>> generator:source=waste
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> tom




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