[Tagging] Mapping private home toilets

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Mar 3 23:13:03 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 2:12 PM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> 2015-03-03 18:53 GMT+01:00 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>:
>> Here's a draft of a wiki tag for this:
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Template:Mapping_Private_Property
> This seems to be written with a certain cultural, legal and political
> background. E.g. there are even people questioning the concept of private
> property in general. Particularily this sentence might need
> reconsideration: "Significant private objects such as building outlines or
> swimming pools should be visible from a public place."

Agreed, there's a lot of cultural context in that statement.
So far the OSM project seems to be OK that "from the air" is a public
place, and things visible are fair to map.

All the same: please don't map my rubbish bin, or my backyard trampoline,
even though both can be picked on an air photo.

What if anything should we do about the toilets inside people's houses that
are mapped amenity=toilets?
What guideline works to distinguish mappabliltiy of fully personal, club,
paid, permissive and fully public objects?
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