[Tagging] how to map soft story/soft storey buildings properly?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 09:33:50 UTC 2018

On 16/12/18 20:15, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
> On 15. Dec 2018, at 23:47, Stefano Maffulli <smaffulli at gmail.com 
> <mailto:smaffulli at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> For example, building:structure is widely used to tell if buildings 
>> are made of masonry, reinforced concrete, etc. It would make sense 
>> for soft_storey to be a value of that key. 
>> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/building:structure
> no, this clearly isn’t a suitable key because the soft story property 
> from what you wrote above is about a structural detail in some floors 
> while building structure is about the general structural system of a 
> building or part of it. Using the same key would lead to either or 
> decisions where both should be taggable.

What is really trying to be tagged?
The earthquake susceptibility of a building/structure? In that case use 
some words to indicate that?
earthquake_susceptibility=soft_story ?

There are other things that are earthquake susceptible too, so it needs 
to be able tag them too.
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