[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (consulate)

egil egil at riseup.net
Sun Nov 4 12:09:50 UTC 2018

On 2018-11-01 20:12, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 11:14 AM Allan Mustard <allan at mustard.net 
> <mailto:allan at mustard.net>> wrote:
>     * shift to office=diplomatic and use the existing diplomatic=*
>     additional (secondary) tag to specify whether embassy, consulate,
>     or other, then use embassy, consulate and other as additional
>     (tertiary) tags to specify further the type of diplomatic or
>     non-diplomatic mission as needed.
> This is my preferred option for the following reasons:
> 1. It reuses the existing office=* primary key, which is already in 
> use (for example, by the main OSM tile layer), as opposed to 
> introducing diplomatic=* as a primary key. Furthermore, I am in favor 
> of not having too many top-level primary keys unless they make a lot 
> of sense (like healthcare=* which is a really broad category, so it 
> makes sense to break this off as a primary key).
> 2. It does not clutter the overused amenity=* key and allows renderers 
> and users to treat diplomatic and quasi-diplomatic objects in the same 
> way and in a simpler way as opposed to tagging amenity=[embassy, 
> consulate, <some yet unspecified value>].
> 3. The three values for the secondary tag diplomatic=[embassy, 
> consulate, other] plus adding further details to [embassy, consulate, 
> other]=* makes it easy for mappers to add the level of detail they are 
> comfortable with. If a mapper is unsure what the object is, they can 
> just tag it as office=diplomatic. Then other slightly more 
> knowledgeable mappers can specify diplomatic=*, which seems enough for 
> most casual map users. Then other really knowledgeable mappers can 
> further add [embassy, consulate, other]=* for even more detail and 
> more specialized mapping applications.


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