[Tagging] [OSM-talk] If a school is a shelter when a disaster happens...

Dongpo Deng dongpo.deng at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 07:38:55 UTC 2015

Hi Maarteen and Maning,

Thank you guys for comments.

I agree with Marteen's opinion. The social_facility is difficult to be
applied for emergency. social_facility = shelter seems mostly to be used
for homeless people or refugees [1]. Thus, the wiki page of social_facility
= shelter [2] is really confused.

Maning's suggestion is great! I will recommend Taiwanese mappers to
use evacuation_center=yes
for this case. It's also good for regional tag consistency.

[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:social_facility%3Dshelter


On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 12:48 AM maning sambale <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>

> In the Ph, by default, schools are used as evacuation centers (which is
> bad since it disrupts school days during prolonged crisis but thats a
> separate discussion). For these, we tag them as amenity=school and
> evacuation_center=yes.
> cheers,
> Maning Sambale (mobile)
> On Dec 30, 2015 9:47 PM, "Maarten Deen" <mdeen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On 2015-12-30 16:33, Dongpo Deng wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> There is a problem for tagging shelters. In Taiwan, some of schools
>>> are selected to be shelters for villages or small regions when a
>>> disaster happens. However, it is conflict to annotate two amenities on
>>> a geometry object. That is, we cannot simultaneously use amenity =
>>> school and amenity = social_facility; social_facility = shelter for a
>>> school with shelter functionality.
>>> Some Taiwanese mappers proposed to add 'emergency' as prefix for
>>> distinguishing shelter, e.g.,
>>> emergency : amenity =  amenity
>>> emergency : social_facility = shelter
>>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/4790949
>>> I'm just wondering if it is a good manner for this case. Because the
>>> tag 'emergency' is used for emergency facilities but not including
>>> shelters. Thus, adding emergency prefix to amenity is suitable? Any
>>> suggestions for such situation?
>> How about shelter=emergency?
>> I don't really see why social_facility would be applicable. I don't see
>> why an emergency shelter would be connected to social services.
>> Regards,
>> Maarten
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