[Tagging] healthcare: attribute or stand alone tag? (was Re: Feature Proposal - RFC - Blood donation 2)

Ruben Maes ruben.maes96 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 22:52:54 UTC 2015

Op maandag 29 juni 2015 heeft André Pirard <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com> het
volgende geschreven:
> On 2015-06-29 18:55, Holger Jeromin wrote :
>> André Pirard wrote on 29.06.2015 17:08:
>>> Ruben Maes <ruben.maes96 at gmail.com> Wrote in message:
>>>> After the proposal Donation was rejected, I tried to address the
>>>> issues that were raised in a new proposal using
>>>> healthcare=blood_donation:
>>>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Blood_donation_2
>>>> You are of course welcome to point out any flaws.
>>> Like I said, could you please in your proposal *stress* that healthcare
>>> is not an object but an attribute of an object.
>>> There is no such thing as "a healthcare" on a map but a building can be
>>> used for healthcare.
>>> Then, healthcare is an attribute of that building.
>>> Out of curiosity, I've had a look at Key:healthcare
>>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:healthcare>  and it's exactly
>>> what it says:
>>>> ... add *healthcare*=* to to an area that has building
>> Is this (5 years later) really still true? I am quite happy with my
>> (indoor tagging) node:
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1227761407#map=19/50.77699/6.04469
> What is "this"?
> My remark concerns mainly areas (buildings).
> But it's also interesting to know what a node represents (what
> healthcare is an attribute of).
>> Is a restaurant or hotel also a attribute to an object?
> Of course it is.
> They are the attributes that make a building (usually) suitable for
> catering and accommodation.
>>> You should give an example of for example a school where blood_donation
>>> takes place:
>>> building=school
>>> or
>>> building=yes
>>> school=yes
>> Eeks, not a good example tag :)
> If you think so, you should say why and what you propose.
> Not just the usual "no".
> I think that such a page should teach the reader how to tag healthcare
> taking place in a school.

I have yet to see a permanent blood donation centre at a school, but I
would just place a node with the healthcare tags in the school area and
call it a day.
Adding everything on the school boundary seems very odd to me, I have never
seen that done. For renderers, I think it must be a nightmare. I know we're
not supposed to tag for the renderer but any data consumer would have
trouble interpreting dual-tagged objects.

So to me, healthcare=blood_donation is pretty stand-alone (just like
shop=*) and not an attribute of a school, a shop or even a hospital for
that matter. I'd use it on a node without any other tags, but on a way of
course with building=yes or whatever tags are relevant. (Also see the
examples on the proposal page – do you agree with them or would you tag
them differently?)

I could add a piece about making sure to use a building tag to the page,
but IMO then we'd have to do that on the wiki pages for all shops, most
amenities, etc...
Actually that might not be a bad idea? We could write a template and
include it on those pages. I've seen people using JOSM not including
building tags quite a few times.

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