[Tagging] Why should we avoid overusage of amenity=* tag?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 19:31:57 UTC 2019

On Sat, 20 Apr 2019 at 19:52, 石野貴之 <yumean1119 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know the reason why we should not use amenity=* too much. If you
> have time, please let me know.
> Lack of specificity.  It's nice to be able to categorize things.
Otherwise every physical tag would be
natural=* (if beaver damns are natural because beavers are natural, then
all man_made=* is natural
because man is natural) and every functional tag would be amenity=*.  There
has, in the past, been
a tendency to treat amenity=* as misc=* and some of us are trying to limit
such usage.

There is also a feeling that"amenity" is more suitable for places offering
leisure activities and
for actual amenities (such as post boxes) rather than schools.  Very few
people decide to go on
holiday to a school, or feel a need to visit a school to do something.
Schools, like offices, are places
most of us would prefer not to be and only go there because we're compelled
or paid to do so.

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