[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Research station

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 11:07:32 UTC 2018

I think there are more research stations that are not so remote, not 
manned 24/7 nor have residences on site.

Some links to a diverse range of possible 'research stations'

On 24/10/18 20:34, Jonathon Rossi wrote:
> Here in Queensland Australia, our Department of Agriculture and 
> Fisheries run many research stations 
> <https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/research/stations-facilities> 
> 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?
> Thanks
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 6:20 PM Bren Barnes <brenbarnes at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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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