[Tagging] Tagging of amenity=kindergarten operated by charitable operators and organisations

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 03:08:27 UTC 2019

On 08/01/19 02:53, Konrad Lischka wrote:
> Hello,
> the proper tagging of kindergarten grounds in Germany really makes me 
> think.
> The problem: We have a lot of operators that are independent 
> charitable entities (for example registered associations see 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_association_(Germany) 
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registered_association_%28Germany%29> but belong to charitable 
> organisation too like Caritas or Paritätischer.
> My solution would be:
> amenity=kindergarten
> operator=[Name of theregistered association]
> operator:type=charitable
> organisation=[organisation name like Caritas]
> What do you think?
> Two points:
> (1) operator:type
> =charitable is hardly used 
> (https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/operator%3Atype=charitable)
> =private_non_profit 
> <https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/operator%3Atype=private_non_profit> seems 
> more common 
> (https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/operator%3Atype=private_non_profit)
> but it is not the same. In Germany the tax authorities give the 
> charitable status only to some organisation based on a few defined 
> areas of work in the social or educational field. Non-Profis are more 
> commons, but not the same.
> (2) organisation=
> The use seems to be rather uncodified
> The is no https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:organisation
> alltough there is some use: 
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/organisation

Many shops and fuel station are operated by some remote entity too. OSM 
uses "brand" for that.
Not certain that fits here but it is a similar situation?
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