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

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 17 22:12:50 UTC 2015

Am 17.02.2015 um 22:40 schrieb Tom Pfeifer:
> Andreas Goss wrote on 2015-02-17 22:02:
>> If people really continute to use this tag I will use it for everything
>> run by the chatholic church in Germany, after all they are the largest
>> private land owner... Then they can have fun with their "church yards".
> the tag is about land_use_, not land_ownership_
> AFAIK we do not want to tag ownership in OSM.

and religious is no land use, exactly.

> fly wrote on 2015-02-17 22:14:
>> I still do not understand, why we can not use religion=* without any
>> landuse.
> on which area description?

I have no problem to additionally add amenity=place_of_worship or
appropriate tag to the area. The same is true for supermarket with there
own area including parking. No problem to tag the whole area
shop=supermarket. For buildings we have building=*.

Maybe we just lack of a proper tag to describe the area but
landuse=religious is a poor answer.

Anyway, we probably need more of the primary tags anyway as people look
at things from different perspectives and we already have the same
scenario with landuse=forest vs natural=woods vs land_cover=tree.

>> As far as I understand there can be only one landuse but neither the
>> proposal nor the wiki page really faces the problem especially regarding
>> deprecating other landuse like cemetery without offering a replacement.
> it is probably for historic reasons that cemetery slipped into the
> landuse category. It would be logical to migrate it to amenities, such
> as graveyard.

I understand landuse=cementry as a land use but not religious. Anyway we
are using amenity=hospital for the whole area without any use of landuse.


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