[Tagging] How to tag a building constructed for a gastronomic purposes?

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 07:20:08 UTC 2018

On 27/09/18 00:48, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
> building tag is supposed to contain how building is constructed. For 
> example hotel in
> a church is building=church (with hotel tagged as usual).
> Former hotel building used as a warehouse is building=hotel.

That was the intention. But many mappers are mapping the function of the 
building, not the appearance/architecture.

e.g. building=parking, office, commercial, apartments, ... all 
functional rather than architecture.
The appearance of these vary widely so mappers tend to identify the use 
rather than the appearance.

Just like some map tree areas as landuse=forest with little regard to 
the human use of the land.

> 25. Sep 2018 02:54 by johnw at mac.com <mailto:johnw at mac.com>:
>     the buildings look like a hotel (or was perhaps a hotel in the
>     past) - but if it is just a restaurant now, then it is
>     building=retail.
>     If it is a place where you can rent a private room to sleep, it is
>     a building=hotel with a commercial landuse, a pin for the hotel,
>     and another pin for the restaurant  (the lobby restaurant in
>     hotels is usually a separate mappable place, as it’s purpose,
>     operating hours, and access to the general public is different
>     than the hotel itself.
>     (...)
>     the building=* tag helps define the rough purpose fo the building
>     - but not the exact purpose. The pin or other tags on the building
>     do that. And that building looks like it wants to sell food to
>     tourists.
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