[Tagging] Tagging method of amenities at camp_sites

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Sat Mar 28 20:55:35 UTC 2015


On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 1:16 PM, Jan van Bekkum <jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>> It means that you create new tags for objects for which approved tags
>> already exist, such as amenity=shower and leisure=swimming pool, this is
>> not a good practice.
>>
>
1) There's no such thing as *approved*.
2) The tagging style is common practice
3) It lets you tag things that don't exist, such as the 2,939 uses of
"swimming_pool=no", and the 9,232 uses of "drinking_water=no".  Tagging of
the lack of water is crucial to backpackers and presumably overlanders.
4) It lets you readily map campsites based on a printed park service map,
where the location and amenities are clear, but you've never visited.

There is not one style of mapping.  Trying to cram everything into one
grand scheme does not work (example: trying to cram sewage disposal and
recycling into the waste disposal tag).
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