[Tagging] Mapping private home toilets

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Mon Mar 2 18:05:39 UTC 2015


For developing world demographers, data on home toilets is important.  This
data periodically gets recorded in Open Street Map.

Unfortunately this brings up a number of conflicts, among them the use of a
map by a member of the public wishing to use a toilet.  Nothing
distinguishes a toilet one can walk into, from a toilet where that would be
rude at best.

Here's an example:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3066715547#map=18/-16.03918/34.72667

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I'm opening a discussion about at least mechanically re-tagging
 operator:type=private
into "access=no" or "access=private", so that rendering software can choose
to omit these locations depending on the map purpose.

And further seeking comments on what could be done to limit the number of
private inaccessible facilities that end up in the database.
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