[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - health_amenity:type

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 23:42:06 UTC 2019


This is about the equipment available?

Using the principle of 'say what it is' ...

medical_equipment=MRI ??? Assuming the tag is for equipment.

Calling the key health_amenity:type "in use" is a stretch - 40 uses .. 
and most of these are for first aid kits!
The next most popular is "scales".
Fist aid kits have the tag emergency=first_aid_kit ... which is more 
popular (170) despite it being a "draft".

No, I don't think is is "in use" nor has it been used in a sensible way. 
Probably because "type" can mean anything.

health_facility:type has the same problem, despite being more popular, 
uses are for
dispensary
office
clinic
hospital
etc


On 14/07/19 23:18, François Lacombe wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> I agree with your choice to specifiy which service are available in a 
> given facility.
> This doesn't require to add :type in the name of the key. Such suffixe 
> don't bring any information.
> Your proposal would be way better if you use health_amenit=MRI at 
> least instead
>
> All the best
>
> François
>
> Le jeu. 11 juil. 2019 à 21:10, Mark Herringer <mark at healthsites.io 
> <mailto:mark at healthsites.io>> a écrit :
>
>     The intention of the tag is to specify physical equipment
>     (health_amenity:type=MRI) and should be used in conjunction with
>     amenity=clinic to show that the health facility contains that
>     specialised equipment. This will enable mappers say that "this
>     clinic contains an MRI"
>>
>     On Thu, 20 Jun 2019 at 08:15, Joseph Eisenberg
>     <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>>
>     wrote:
>
>         4) health_amenity:type
>
>         I think the key "healthcare" should be used instead of the new key
>         health_amenity:type". If it's necessary to tag an MRI facility
>         separately, then create a tag like "healthcare=mri".
>
>          However, it may be more useful to use a tag like "mri=yes" on the
>         main amenity=hospital or the radiology department within the
>         medical
>         centre - this tag would let mappers say that "this hospital
>         contains
>         an MRI" without requiring mappers to precisely locate the MRI
>         equipment within the building. This would also make it easier for
>         database users: they can just check for "amenity=hospital" +
>         "mri=yes"
>         rather than doing a spacial query to find MRI nodes within or
>         near an
>         amenity=hospital feature
>
>
>         On 6/20/19, Mhairi O'Hara <mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
>         <mailto:mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org>> wrote:
>         > Hello Tagging Mailing List,
>         >
>         > We would like to bring your attention and comments on the
>         proposal for the
>         > staff_count:doctors and staff_count:nurses tags, which helps
>         identify the
>         > number of doctors and nurses at a given health facility
>         [1][2]. The
>         > operational_status tag, which has been proposed before and I
>         would like to
>         > highlight again, as this is used to document an observation
>         of the current
>         > functional status of a mapped feature (i.e. health facility)
>         [3]. The
>         > health_amenity:type tag is also being proposed, as this
>         indicates what type
>         > of speciality medical equipment is available at the health
>         facility [4] and
>         > the final tag is insurance:health which describes the type
>         of health
>         > insurance accepted at a health facility [5].
>         >
>         > Some of these are already in use but have never been
>         formally accepted, or
>         > properly described as to how they should be applied, which
>         we would like to
>         > try and achieve if possible for the Healthsites.io project.
>         Please take a
>         > look at the proposal pages on the OSM Wiki, as well as the
>         Global
>         > Healthsites Mapping Project page [2] which is at the core of
>         the recent
>         > work focused on creating a health facility data model. We
>         look forward to
>         > discussing these proposals on the respective Wiki discussion
>         pages.
>         >
>         > Kind regards,
>         >
>         > Mhairi
>         >
>         > [1]
>         >
>         https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:staff_count:doctors
>         > [2]
>         >
>         https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:staff_count:nurses
>         > [3]
>         >
>         https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:operational_status
>         > [4]
>         >
>         https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:health_amenity:type
>         > [5]
>         >
>         https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Tag:insurance:health
>         > [6]
>         >
>         https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Global_Healthsites_Mapping_Project#Tag_Proposal
>         >
>         >
>         > --
>         > *Mhairi O'Hara*
>         > Project Manager
>         > mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org <mailto:mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org>
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>
>     -- 
>     Kind regards
>     Mark Herringer
>

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