[Tagging] Change of rendering: place of worship and, terminal without building tag

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sun Feb 15 11:17:30 UTC 2015

SomeoneElse wrote on 2015-02-15 10:52:
> You can't always take taginfo numbers at face value.

right. let's look closer.

> For example, in the UK much of the usage of "landuse=religious" was introduced by this changeset:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/25035328

14 I have counted in this CS.

The query below returns 328 uses from UK+Ireland.
Only 36 of them have been touched by the author of the CS mentioned.
In total 50 users have used the tag in this area (76, 37, 36, 35, 18, 11,... times).

http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/7G7 (processing with sort and uniq -c)

Worldwide, the tag is used 2907 times by 417 different users.
While still one user stands out with 1/3 of the edits, others
follow with (105, 91, 84, 76, 73, 50, 43, ....) and many many users
with single-digit numbers, which is natural for the number of such
facilities in the vicinity of a local mapper.

Thus since its documentation had been translated to English it has
found significant acceptance with 417 grassroot votes. The argument
it would "only be used by a handful of mappers" is no longer valid.

> It's true however that there are also examples where local mappers have found "landuse=religious" useful:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/33098290
> That's just "the area around a church building", but isn't really a churchyard as such.

I find that landuse=churchyard vs. landuse=religious+religion=christian have
the same meaning, with the advantage that the latter works multicultural.

Such as you use PoW and not Church for the amenity tag.


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