[Tagging] Deleting private objects in private spaces

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Mon Mar 16 23:46:06 UTC 2015


I almost, but not quite, pressed delete on these:
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/272142910/history
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/272142911/history
They're private objects within a private gated electrical substation.

Similar to toilets inside people's homes, it feels like these should not be
mapped.
Scattering access=private tags on the dumpsters and enclosing ways feels
like
a hack.

The dividing line set by the community remains murky.  How about:


"Please do not map private objects in private space.  In general if
the object could create a privacy concern, or is just not useful to
a member of the public, please don't add it to the database.  Note
it is fully OK to map facilities within membership or fee based venues,
as long as the facilities are reasonably available to members of the
public."

*Examples not to map*: toilets in homes, employee only toilets in
businesses, private recycling bins, playgrounds in private homes or day
care facilities.

*Examples to map: *toilets inside DisneyLand, buildings visible from air
photos, private facilities with a history of public "permissive" use.
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