[Tagging] amenity=retirement_home and social facility

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 15:13:40 UTC 2016


After the recent discussion nursing homes, there is a similar situation
with retirement_homes.

I suggest to introduce a new tag social_facility=retirement_home for these.
Currently, there are examples on this page:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:social_facility#Examples
suggesting that retirement homes should be tagged as group homes. This
doesn't seem right, as social_facility=group_home suggests a group home,
not a retirement home. See also: https://xkcd.com/703/

The "old" page for retirement homes suggests even another combination,
assisted_living. This doesn't sound right either, as it is a tag for
assisted living.
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dretirement_home See also
the xkcd above.

If there aren't any protests in the next days, I suggest to add a new value
(retirement_home) to the social_facility key, and to change the
amenity=retirement_home and key:social_facility pages accordingly.

Cheers,
Martin
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