[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Discourage amenity=public_building

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 05:40:44 UTC 2016

On 16/01/2016 3:40 PM, John Willis wrote:
> On Jan 16, 2016, at 9:12 AM, Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl 
> <mailto:colin.smale at xs4all.nl>> wrote:
>>> If they should be improved .. or discouraged .. then do that as 
>>> separate issues.
>> If you want to fix a problem, don't replace it with another one.
> Then I will work on a civic building / civic office something 
> extension this week.
Two different things - so two different tags;
  ... one a physical thing - the building (building=yes being the least 
specific, for a building full of clerks ? building=clerical?)
... one a service thing - the office .. office=administration ? 
office=tax (that looks to be common :) )
> All the counties use admin levels, right? We should also be able to 
> use admin level tags to denote the government level rather than 
> relying on words.

Have to rely on words to translate the 'level' into something 'we' 
understand. The problem remains.
> However, defining the office types will surely run into odd 
> combinations ( like the American Alcohol - tobacco - guns dept), so 
> the the system will have to have a whole bunch of civic:foobar=yes or 
> civic:category:foobar=yes,
> as well as support for names of the department., like operator or 
> brand or chain something (many many offices are branches of a main 
> office, or a "chain" of offices related to each other).
Again yes.

> I will try to get something setup - and something to go with landuse - 
> so we have a solution for o plug into fill this hole.

Landuse ... is also a problem .. some have more than one 'use'.
  An example.
In Australia there are 'water catchment' areas - to gather drinking 
water. They have secondary functions of flora and fauna preservation. 
The areas are fairly large to allow for periods of little (to no, though 
that is more a storage volume problem) rainfall of up to 5 years.

In the UK there are 'water catchment' areas too .. also to gather 
drinking water. They also function as farms .. etc... I think the little 
to no rainfall problem here was 2 weeks... to put the reliability of 
rainfall in perspective.

So there needs to be a way of multiple landuses.. some with priority, 
others without priority... some mixed - for example a primary use, and 
many secondary.
I have not thought greatly on it. But that is at least some of the 
landuse problem.

> Hopefully I'll have something to show this week.

Good. Don't envy you it. Rather get on with some actual mapping at the 
> Javbw.
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