[Tagging] Mapping generic sheds

pelderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri May 4 09:18:06 UTC 2018

The Oxford does not make that distiction. Generally, barn and shed are about what the building looks like. That would be consistent with building=*. The usage or function of the building is a much more fleeting attribute, which should imho be tagged separately. 

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-------- Oorspronkelijk bericht --------Van: Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> Datum: 04-05-18  10:52  (GMT+01:00) Aan: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools" <tagging at openstreetmap.org> Onderwerp: Re: [Tagging] Mapping generic sheds 
The problem is that (British) English does not have a word for a generic animal-stable. "stable" is for horses. "cow shed" is for bovines, "pigsty" for pigs.
In the US a "barn" may include animal sheltering, but not in UK-English.

On 4 May 2018 at 09:39, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

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On 4. May 2018, at 07:23, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> wrote:


this combination makes no sense.
building value is about appearance.
so if the appearance is a shed, then building=shed

+1, also building=stable or building=pigsty etc. would be ok


or building:usage ?
but a cow is not a usage, nor a function.

for animal related features there is the key “animal”, the most used value is “yes” https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/animal#valuesits wiki page suggests keys like cat=yes etc https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Animals
IMHO for a pigsty pigs would be implicit.
building=farm_auxiliary is a more generic “I don’t know it well, but it’s part of a farm and not a residential building”-tag. I would prefer more specific building values if you do know better.



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