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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 21:02:02 UTC 2019

sent from a phone

> On 3. Apr 2019, at 20:34, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you really wish somebody to get stoned
> to death for entering a place of worship because OSM stated that access was open to all?

not stating the access tag is different from stating ‘open for all’ though. You should not add access=yes if you’re not sure about the situation, rather don’t add any access tags when you don’t know.

There is also conditional access based on gender, or dress code (e.g. no shorts, no bare shoulders, in catholic churches around here, there are signs for this and it is controlled at the entrance at bigger churches). On the other hand they might lend you a blanket to cover yourself, if it’s just the shoulders. Similarly in synagogues they might lend you headdress if you arrive unprepared. In these cases there is an access restriction based on how you must dress, but it doesn’t complicate the situation if you’re willing to conform (you don’t have to provide special clothing yourself).

Cheers, Martin 

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