[Tagging] Mapping private home toilets

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Mar 3 01:58:08 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 5:44 PM, John Willis <johnw at mac.com> wrote:

> > On Mar 3, 2015, at 7:45 AM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2) new key ... private=* ?
> +1
> If OSM wants to be used in emergency uses or be flexible for odd data
> sets, mapping private toilets (or propane ovens, house-top solar panels, or
> places where x is useful

1) Tagging your neighbor's toilet/oven/Ferrari could easily be seen as
coveting those items.  I don't recommend it.  YMMV.

2) A "private=" tag only works for certain tag types.
However a namespace could work.  "disused:" is one such namespace.  For
reference a sample use of "disused:" is:
"disused:amenty=toilet  , disused:note=Burned down 2014, scheduled for a
rebuild August 2015".
So you could entertain "private:amenity=toilet".

3)  We already have "access=private", a well established tag.  The question
is which private things should be excluded from
rendered maps (e.g. toilets), and which ones should show (e.g. buildings).
Excluding private toilet seems a sane step for a general purpose map.  Else
you get this:

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