[Tagging] How orphanage should be tagged?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 07:15:42 UTC 2018


On Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:01:55 +0200
Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:28:09 +0200
> Tom Pfeifer <t.pfeifer at computer.org> wrote:
> 
> > On 20.04.2018 12:00, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:  
> > > I encountered one with amenity=social_facility, JOSM is asking to
> > > provide proper social_facility tag (what makes sense)
> > > 
> > > None from https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:social_facility
> > > seems to fit so I used social_facility=orphanage    
> > 
> > used 17x
> >   
> > > Is there any good reason to use other tag?    
> > 
> > The structured approach is
> > 
> > amenity=social_facility
> >    social_facility=group_home  (26820x)
> >    social_facility:for=child  (1259x)
> > 
> > in combination ca 260x in overpass
> > tom  
> 
> 
> Hm, description at
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:social_facility refers to
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_home
> 
> both https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_home and
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphanage (that I checked before sending
> my question) distinguish orphanages from group homes.
> 
> Maybe Wikipedia link should be removed given that it is misleading.
> 
> "Other residential institutions for children can be called group
> homes, children's homes, refuges, rehabilitation centers, night
> shelters, or youth treatment centers."
> 
> "Prior to the 1970s this function was served by institutions, asylums,
> poorhouses, and orphanages until long-term services and supports,
> including group homes were developed in the US."

I will add note that OSM usage of group home is different from how
Wikipedia and others may define it and that it should be ignored, I
will also explicitly list orphanages as case of a group home (I assume
that people who were silent agree with what was posted).



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