[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (consulate)

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 20:08:03 UTC 2018

On Sat, Oct 27, 2018 at 2:53 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you can come up with a better value than "diplomatic" then do so.  If
> you don't like it being under
> the office key, maybe have diplomatic=* as the primary key rather than a
> secondary key under
> office (although that may well contravene OSM naming conventions I've
> never heard of).  But if
> we can have healthcare=doctor as an alternative to amenity=doctors or
> office=doctor then I don't see why
> diplomatic=embassy would be a bad idea.

In my opinion, having healthcare=* as a primary key makes a lot of sense
because the medical and healthcare profession and services encompasses a
really wide range of "amenities" from doctor's offices where you can visit
for consultations, to dentists, to hospitals with emergency and surgery
facilities, to dialysis centers, to veterinarians, and even to alternative
medical facilities like acupuncture clinics if we really want to go down
that path.

On the other hand. diplomatic offices and services encompass a range that
is much too narrow such that I don't think having diplomatic=* as a primary
key seems appropriate. I would prefer if we just have the office=diplomatic
+ diplomatic=* tag combination instead. This nicely parallels and
complements the office=government + government=* tag combination[1] that we
already have, but instead applying to foreign governments.

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:office=government
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