[Tagging] Tagging for palapa

Tod Fitch tod at fitchdesign.com
Mon Jul 25 14:23:03 UTC 2016

The wiki has no entry that I see for a key value of “shelter:type”. But I think you are correct that it seems to be more logical and in keeping with current new tag standards to use the hierarchical form.

I suppose we could change this “how do I tag” thread into a “should we revise the wiki to show (and prefer) ‘shelter:type’ over ‘shelter_type’”.

I have an allergic reaction to “bikeshedding”, so I will probably just listen/watch on that. In the meantime, I think I’ll tag the palapa locations on that beach using both forms:


Though having “shelter” in both the key and the value seems redundant too. It would make more sense to have the value simply be “sun”. Yet another item to bikeshed. :)

And I wonder what the two instances of shelter:type=seaside_shelter are representing. The satellite view[1] indicates that it might fit the description in Wikipedia for a palapa, though not the umbrella shaped ones I posted links to earlier.


[1] http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/shelter%3Atype=seaside_shelter

> On Jul 25, 2016, at 4:14 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2016-07-25 12:22 GMT+02:00 Frank Villaro-Dixon <frank at villaro-dixon.eu <mailto:frank at villaro-dixon.eu>>:
> A curious question, but what would be the difference between:
> shelter_type=palapa
> and
> shelter:type=palapa ?
> first of all tagging frequence:
> 73 186
> shelter_type <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/shelter_type>
> 66
> shelter:type <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/shelter%3Atype>
> the first is a flat term (the underscore is a substitute for a space), while the second can be seen structured (first level shelter second level type). The second form would seem more logical in this case. ;-)
> Cheers,
> Martin

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