[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - key:waste_collection

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 21 21:54:10 UTC 2015

On 22/02/2015 4:09 AM, Marc Gemis wrote:
> re; http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/waste_collection
> I don't see how this proposal is any better than the current 
> amenity=recycling tag with all its subtags.

Better.. hmm ..
  It is one level up .. so more prominent
It is combined with other waste things - thus easier to find for both 
mapper and render
The sub tags used for both non recycled and recycled would be the same - 
thus making a simpler system .. for both mapper and render

Does it harm the present recycling tagging? Or simply replaces it?
> I understand that some waste containers are not covered by the 
> recycling tags, but why would you drop the complete recycling scheme ? 
> I don't get it.

Using tag info .. there are few used ...
  lots of =glass (and glass_bottles)

A few recycling_types ... mostly container, centre etc
> Isn't it possible to introduce a parallel scheme for waste (things 
> that cannot be recycled), without touching the current amenity=recycling ?

Possible... yes. But why would you? The good thing about combining them 
is that they are very similar;
would use the same sub tags eg volume
would make mapping them easier - same main tag used
would make rendering easier - same main tag used, same sub tags used
> regards
> m.

If I come across a waste bin .. but I don't know if it is for recycling 
.. I can map it with this scheme ... and simply leave off the 
recycling=yes tag .. as both recycling=yes and recycling-=no are simple 
sub tags under the waste_collection scheme it becomes much easier to tag 
it later with any knowledge of its recycling status... Where as separate 
schemes will become disjointed - with different tags used and thus 
harder to retag from one to the other.

That help?

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