[Tagging] `amenity=shelter` implies `building=yes`?

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 13:46:54 UTC 2018

FYI I closed this issue in iD yesterday.  We now provide a field to let users decide whether to treat `amenity=shelter` as a building or not.

Thanks all for your input!

> On Jun 17, 2018, at 12:45 AM, Bryan Housel <bhousel at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does `amenity=shelter` imply `building=yes`?
> The osm wiki page does not suggest `building=*` as a “tag to use in combination”
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity=shelter <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity=shelter>
> But most other features which are closed-way structures need the `building=*` tag.  I know it’s a tag used by 3D mapping.  It seems like for consistency, we should add an explicit `building=*` tag.
> Asking for https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/5084 <https://github.com/openstreetmap/iD/issues/5084>
> thanks Bryan

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