[Tagging] Removing an ATM

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 13:57:45 UTC 2019

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019 at 14:11, marc marc <marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com> wrote:

> some prefix all tag with was: or similar
> it allows the next contributor who sees it in a photo to avoid making
> the mistake of adding the object you deleted

I've used was for things that are still there but have changed their
functionality.  Like
was:amenity=place_of_church on a building=church that is no longer an active
place of worship but the building itself is still there and in good
condition and being
used for something else.  However, if the church has closed but is not
being used
for any other purpose then disused:amenity=church would be more appropriate.

Where an object is no longer physically present, such as a telephone booth
that has
been removed, then removed:amenity=telephone.  In the hope that anybody
old imagery and tries to add the phone booth will spot that node saying it
there but has been removed.

So if there's an ATM physically present but the power has been permanently
off then disused:amenity=atm.  More likely, the machine has been removed, so
removed:amenity=atm.  Only if the ATM were still physically present but it
had been
converted to some other use (like an artwork or a fish tank or something)
was:amenitry=atm fit.

Of course, this is OSM, so you're free to do whatever you like, and the
above is just my

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