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

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 12:40:54 UTC 2019

On Wed, 24 Apr 2019 at 10:16, Valor Naram <valinora at gmx.net> wrote:

> Deprecating "amenity" would hurt because it's a very important key. But I
> have some suggestions:

There are cases where amenity is an appropriate tag.  Such as for amenities.

1. Keeping the "amenity" wiki page intact.
> 2. Creating/extending pages for new keys e.g. Key:education
> 3. Suggesting "education=*" instead of "amenity=education" on the
> "amenity" wiki page.

3.5 Persuading developers of editors to prefer education=* to amenity=*
when mappers
select "school," "university," etc.  Many mappers rely on editor presets
and will only over-ride
what those presets offer if they disagree with the tags the editor gives

4. A transition period for changing the database and to aware other mappers
> of it.

4 is feasible ONLY if the new education=* offers are 1-for-1 correspondence
amenity=* for educational facilities.  That is amenity=school can be
directly and
unambiguously replaced with education=* (possibly with sub-tags).  There
can be
no "it depends" situations if a bulk edit is to take place.  Otherwise it
would have to be
done on a case-by-case basis.

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