[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Research station

Jonathon Rossi jono at jonorossi.com
Wed Oct 24 09:34:13 UTC 2018

Here in Queensland Australia, our Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
run many research stations
obviously doing primary industries based research. Some universities do
perform research there, but they are government owned and run stations.

I recently started mapping a local one
<https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/628249378> which is in a urban area.
Wikipedia's definition of a research station isn't so strong about them
being located in a remote area.

The local one I linked to above isn't self sufficient and people don't live
there, however they recently installed a fancy research solar array. From
your definition it doesn't sound like this one would qualify, as many
others on the DAF list probably don't either, but I would think the chosen
tag name applies.

Is your proposal that this tag applies to my example?


On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 6:20 PM Bren Barnes <brenbarnes at gmail.com> wrote:

> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Research_station
> A *research station* is an amenity that is built for the purpose of
> conducting scientific research. Research stations are often located in
> remote areas of the world, such as in the polar regions or oceans. Due to
> their remote nature they are usually self-sufficient campuses, generating
> their power requirements from non-grid sources and having food supplies for
> long seasons. The stations are staffed by both research scientists and
> operational staff who live and work on base 24/7
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