[Tagging] Designated spots for dogs to wait

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Tue Aug 20 23:36:48 UTC 2019


> On Aug 21, 2019, at 12:15 AM, Jmapb via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> hitching_post

I still dislike this, as it defines parking for a horse or camel or something found in the equestrian=* tag. 

I really like lead_hook - as it implies: 

- it's a hook for a leashed pet
- it's a hook for a rope, not something that can anchor a 2 ton animal
- it's a feature found in urban areas, usually not in places where you could safely park a horse. 

Using animal=* to differentiate this is bad. 

Having to define it as "dog" means you get into the argument about if cats or iguanas or tortoises or baby pigs or whatever are okay (I have seen all on a leash) - avoid that by differentiating it at the tag level - hitching post for transportation animals, lead Hook for pets you walk on a leash. 

Owners decide if it is right for their pet - two dogs may not be able to share the same post based on tempriment, and I don't think we should define the number of dogs that can safely handle one hook. 

They are two different things in two different kinds of environments with two intended purposes. Differentiating that with an additional tag which itslef is ambiguous and hard to define is Very Badâ„¢. 


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