[Tagging] Mapping private home toilets

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Mar 3 15:00:23 UTC 2015


However, since someone apparently HAS been mapping private toilets, we need 
to either decide to remove them, or decide how they should be tagged to 
distinguish them from toilets available to the general public.

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John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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On March 3, 2015 12:34:22 AM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com> wrote:

> "Excluding private toilet seems a sane step for a general purpose map."
>
> Completely private toilets (especially home toilets) may not be mapped
> with amenity=toilet, what solves rendering problems.
>
> Public toilets with restricted access should be mapped with appropriate
> access tag.
>
>
> 2015-03-03 2:58 GMT+01:00 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>:
>
> > 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:
> >
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3066715547#map=18/-16.03918/34.72667
> >
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