[Tagging] amenity=place_of_worship | Re: Mapping of indigenous sacred / ceremonial sites

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Apr 3 10:23:59 UTC 2019

Apr 3, 2019, 11:26 AM by rory at technomancy.org:

> For controlling access, it depends on what sort of control there is.
> Most sacred sites ("churches") aren't tagged as `access=private` (even
> though they are). One would hope data consumers would take that as implied.
Typical christian place of worship is access=permissive (at least in Europe).
Though there are some that should be tagged access=permissive.

> There was discussion about tagging list about "religious based access
> restrictions" a few months ago (thread starts here:
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2018-June/037649.html <https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2018-June/037649.html>
> ). There wasn't a clear winner.
access=adherents seems to be one that is likely to work well

> The Greek tribe has an ancestral belief system ("Christianity") which
> has some sites they consider sacred, such as Mouth Athos (
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2135921 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2135921>>  ). That's currently
> tagged as a regular `admin_level=3` even though it has strict access
> control (only men are allowed there!).
Note that Athos is quite unique - typical one will not get

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