[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (consulate)

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 21:36:15 UTC 2018

On 25/10/18 07:51, Kevin Kenny wrote:
>>     On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 4:19 PM Allan Mustard <allan at mustard.net
>>     <mailto:allan at mustard.net>> wrote:
>>         Please do continue to comment and to offer suggestions, and
>>         to pose questions.
>>      This is pretty much based on gut feelings and may be partially
>>     or completely wrong...
>>     I don't think "amenity" is a suitable tag for a consulate. 
>>     Amenities are parks, or toilets, or similar.
>>     "Should we go to the park or the consulate for a picnic today?"  
>>     "I'm busting for a crap, where's the
>>     nearest consulate?"  And I'm damned sure an embassy isn't an
>>     amenity (I'm not even sure, in these
>>     days of telecommunications, if it serves any purpose other than
>>     housing spies, but if heads of state
>>     do still use embassies for formal communication between
>>     governments they're definitely not
>>     amenities).
> I'm not going to worry too much about that particular tagging.  
> 'amenity=*' is so overloaded in OSM (amenity=prison? Really?) that it 
> can't possibly get any worse.
> Since I already have to account for a great many different sorts of 
> cases when processing 'amenity=*' for rendering or analysis, one more 
> would be lost in the noise. I tend to think of OSM's 'amenity' as 
> having a meaning not too far removed from 'thing'.

I think of it as the miscellaneous folder of OSM, if it cannot fit 
anywhere else it goes in here.  The 'I give up' option.
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