[Tagging] waterway=derelict_canal

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Thu Aug 27 16:49:25 UTC 2015

On Wed, 2015-08-26 at 14:16 +0100, Chris Hill wrote:
> 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.
A disused pub, providing it still looks like a pub, is still a useful
navigational feature. Pubs have always been the normal way of giving

Turn right by The White Horse, carry on passed The Old Post Office and
Castle, turn left by the White Lion then left again by The Hawkstone.

What could be simpler?

Phil (trigpoint)

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