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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Apr 21 22:40:52 UTC 2019

I am one of the people who disagree about using the key amenity

Would shops, crafts and offices be better in amenity? I think not.
Where any set of features can be grouped together they should be, and 
given there own key, such as education.
This helps mappers find similar things all under the one key.
If highways were placed under amenity so 
amenity=motorway/secondary/primary/residential etc it would make mapping 
harder not easier.

On 21/04/19 18:24, Valor Naram wrote:
> I agree since "amenity" is a good tag and there are many different 
> types of facilities available. In my view introducing an own key for 
> each possibility would be messy.
> Leaving it how it is now seems the best. Future proposals should just 
> add a value to the "amenity" key
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Why should we avoid overusage of amenity=* tag?
> From: Mateusz Konieczny
> To: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools"
> CC:
>     Apr 21, 2019, 3:55 AM by yumean1119 at gmail.com:
>         I think that our discussion about these tagging schemes is in
>         very slow progress. In my opinion, a proposal on a new tag
>         like amenity=educational_services
>         is more effective rather than shifting to educational=*
>         tagging schemes.
>     I agree. Note that there are many people with conflicting opinions
>     about how tagging
>     should work and how it should be changed.
>     For example I see no problem with many features using amenity key.
>     In some cases there are groups of people with completely opposing
>     opinions and it
>     is impossible to please both of them.
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