[Tagging] Tagging method of amenities at camp_sites

Jan van Bekkum jan.vanbekkum at gmail.com
Sat Mar 28 20:59:25 UTC 2015

So what is the voting for then:

On Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 9:57 PM Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:

> 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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