[Tagging] amenity=clinic or healthcare=clinic

Bryan Housel bhousel at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 18:53:07 UTC 2018

Yes, iD now adds the `healthcare=` tags alongside the legacy tags.

We also considered asking users if they want to “upgrade” old tags, but I received enough pushback that I just decided to drop the idea.
(I still think it’s worth revisiting someday)

Thanks, Bryan

> On Oct 17, 2018, at 2:45 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
> When reviewing a new users first edits, I noticed they use bot amenity=clinic and healthcare=clinic. I was surprised to see both are document on the wiki - amenity=clinic [1] and healthcare=clinic [2] 
> They seem redundant. Should both exist or should amenity=clinic be deprecated? (I like the healthcare=clinic better mainly because amenity is so overused.)
> The edits were done with iD which would indicate they have both tags. 
> [1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dclinic <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dclinic>
> [2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:healthcare <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:healthcare>
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