[Tagging] Variable position

bkil bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 12:46:56 UTC 2019

Note that outdoor_seating is usually for customers, so don't forget to add:

Also, why not simply use the already established:
shelter=no + covered=no?

On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 2:35 PM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Apr 2019 at 11:01, bkil <bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is what note=* is for - when you'd like to disclose an important
>> fact with future mappers that is not that interesting to non-mappers. You
>> may also draw a way/area and indicate the count of benches there or the
>> total sitting capacity. We may need to submit a proposal this, though.
> Or use leisure=outdoor_seating.  Not a solution if you're mapping musical
> benches that are
> indoors, but otherwise it does what is required.  It doesn't offer a bench
> count but does say you
> can use capacity.  And it renders.
> My only gripe with this tag is the icon.  The same icon is used whether
> the area has weather
> protection (such as a canopy) or not: the icon shows a bench with a roof
> over it.  Most outdoor
> seating areas I've encountered around here are not covered (I believe the
> situation is the reverse
> in some countries) and I find the icon to be very misleading.  Tourism is
> a big part of the local
> economy here, and a tourist planning a trip on a rainy day could end up
> being unhappy to find
> the outdoor seating isn't actually covered.  I raised this with carto who
> dismissed the idea of
> using a different icon where weather_protection=no.
> --
> Paul
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