[Tagging] Wiki on amenity=waste_disposal Rewrite?

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 02:18:57 UTC 2015

Actually, I was not referring to a new top level tag of waste=* but to
amenity=dump_point. I quoted from the previous post but that was very

I wanted to avoid the proliferation of waste types that must be associated
with a new tag of waste=*

By more carefully defining only one tag, (dump_point, dump_station), a tag
that's already is use, we could simply stop there. If, OTH, we create a
totally new tag of amenity=waste we're faced with getting all the follow on
tags approved. Fir example, waste=sharps? I think I know what that is, but
do we really need this fine granularity? Do we really want to have a long
discussion about that tag?

It's no biggie to me either way but simple is always better IMO.

On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 6:57 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

>  On 5/02/2015 12:04 PM, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 7:10 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You mean a one step? Like highway= x ?
>> To do that I'd think a new supper key   waste=   at the top level! And
>> maybe that is what it needs! If there are enough different kinds then why
>> not?
>> waste=rubbish_bin
>> waste=skip_bin
>> waste=dump_point
>> waste=chemical_toilet
>> waste=dog_excrement
>> waste=sharps
>> waste=cigarettes
>> waste=excrement
>  This new top level tag might make the approval process easier too.
> Standing alone as it would, it nicely separates garbage and trash, or
> recyclables, from sewage and doesn't require any other potentially lengthy
> approvals for new subkeys.
>  --
>  Dave Swarthout
> Homer, Alaska
> Chiang Mai, Thailand
> Travel Blog at http://dswarthout.blogspot.com
> Well we'll never know unless 'we' ask the question .. and it will never be
> 'proved' unless it is voted on .. so I'm working on a 'rubbish proposal' !! :-P
> Draft ... https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Rubbish
> The 'lengthy approval process' .. can be 2 weeks - comments .. 2 weeks
> voting, Thus a month ...  if its gets good support.
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Dave Swarthout
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