[Tagging] waterway=derelict_canal

Chris Hill osm at raggedred.net
Wed Aug 26 13:16:16 UTC 2015

On 26/08/15 13:44, Dave F. wrote:
> A pub that's closed down it's still recognisable as a pub. It's not a 
> park bench or a multi-storey car park. It's just closed. This should 
> be described in sub tags.
No, a pub that is closed is simply not open for business until it 
reopens the next day. A pub that is disused is no longer a pub. It may 
become a pub again in the future but for now it is not a pub. The 
services that a pub provides are no longer available at that place. As a 
pub it has ceased to be. In short: it is an ex-pub.

To leave a tag that describes it as a pub (when it is not) then add 
another tag that says it is not a pub is plain daft. Changing it's 
tagging to show it is no longer a pub, such as disused:amenity=pub is 
distinctly showing that it is no longer a pub even though it might 
superficially look like one.

Now I need a beer.

Cheers, Chris
user: chillly

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