[Tagging] elsan v dump_station

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Feb 18 21:57:08 UTC 2015

On 19/02/2015 8:33 AM, David Bannon wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 12:33 -0800, Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
>> amenity=elsan_point ?
>> While it's opaque in the usa, at least it's not ambiguous.
>> or
>> amenity=checmical_toilet_disposal_point.
> Bryce, here in Australia, we use a lot of UK terms (and frown on the
> horrid American ones creeping into our vocabulary). But no one here uses
> Elsan.
> There is no wikipedia page (yet!) for Elsan. Appears its a brand name,
> I'd prefer not to use a brand name if possible.
> This (very long) discussion started with complaints that
> waste=chemical_toilet is almost unused. Chemical_toilet_disposal_point
> is very long !
> David

I agree with the 'Elsan' being a brand name .. like Asprin. Something 
open source people try to avoid.

And it is not really a 'disposal' .. but a 'collection' point.

Disposal implying the place where something is permanently placed at the 
end of its life?

Collection - where something is placed for removal to another place?
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/attachments/20150219/8e41ccfb/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the Tagging mailing list