[Tagging] Mapping private home toilets

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Mar 3 09:52:35 UTC 2015

Toilet in the OSM sense refers to the area where the activity can take
place.  It's generally tagged on a room or a building.
A five star hotel lobby toilet or an outhouse shanty get the same tag, as
long as they are open (under give access= rules) for the purpose of

The newish toilet:position tag takes care of the style of the actual
Micromappnig tags are available for given gendered entrances.

The "access=permissive" tag covers the toilets you can get to without
formal permission.  It's a tricky tag, but essential, given the prevalence
of permissive toilet facility use.
A tag like "access=destination" or "access=customers" covers cases like
Museums open to the public for a fee, with a customers only restroom inside.

The toilet tagging itself is all working fine!
The toilet tagging itself is all working fine!
It's just certain enthusiastic demographers adding toilets that don't
belong, that was the starting focus of this thread.
Do people agree with a purge or retag of home toilets that can be
mechanically identified?
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