[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Research station
osm at imagico.de
Wed Oct 24 08:47:43 UTC 2018
On Wednesday 24 October 2018, Bren Barnes wrote:
It is not quite clear what criteria qualify a place as a research
station based on your proposal. You might in particular want to
consider the distinction from things like military outposts, park
ranger stations in nature reserves, weather stations and similar. In
the Antarctic the situation is mostly clear due to the legal background
but elsewhere many such stations are multi-purpose.
It is also not clear if this is meant as a supplemental tag to populated
place tags or if as a replacement for those. As a supplemental tag it
seems fine provided there are clear criteria, as a main tag given the
wide range of research stations that exist it would seem a step back
from existing populated place tagging.
And like with populated places since in most cases research stations
have a well defined center but not a well defined outline it makes much
more sense to map them with a node than with a polygon.
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