[Tagging] Keys to which new values can be added without a proposal: craft=, shop=, building=, office=, sport=?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 17 11:22:28 UTC 2019

On Sat, 17 Aug 2019 at 01:55, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 17/08/19 07:54, Paul Allen wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Aug 2019 at 22:33, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> That said, in the few cases like that where a company doesn't specifically
> make its location
> public knowledge, if I find out it's there I check if it wants its
> location mapped.  If it doesn't,.
> I map only the building name/number.
> If it can be seen from the street then it is a navigational aid and should
> be mapped, even if the general public cannot go there.

Indeed.  However, the cases I was thinking of there is no signage
indicating what the place
is.  So not a navigational aid.  Most people who need to go there know
where it is or
can find out.  So no need to map them.  But also no need not to map them
should the
owners wish.  If nothing else, having one of them on the map would answer
the question
"The doctors' surgery that closed a few months ago, what's it being used
for now?"

There are also one-person businesses that I see advertised in a Facebook
group for my
local area.  I often ask the ones where customers/clients go to their
location to help me
add them to the map.  Some are very enthusiastic to help.  Others say very
firmly that they do
not wish to appear.  I'm guessing the ones that don't want to be mapped
"beauticians" of some sort) are claiming unemployment benefits or dodging
the tax
man (or both) and think that appearing on a map makes it more likely
they'll be
investigated.  Facebook is a far bigger exposure, but that appears to be how
they think.

OSM maps military establishments where the general public cannot go.

Knowing where you can't go is important in navigation.  Especially if you
can't go there
because it's a firing range.

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