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

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 06:45:41 UTC 2019

Based on current practice, it seems that most people are ok with
adding new values to certain keys that already have a long list of
documented values in map features, as long as the tag is frequently
used and well-documented?

The relevant keys appear to be:


Are there any others that don't need a proposal to add a new value to
Map Features?

I'd like to mention this at the end of the Proposal Process page, as
the final lines of "Non-proposed features" like this:

"Generally, new [keys] should always be discussed before being added
to [Map features], and new tags in major keys like "highway=" should
be formally proposed. A proposal is also recommended for any new tag
which replaces an existing tag.

"However, if a tag is commonly used and clearly documented in the
wiki, and does not replace an existing tag, new values for certain
keys with can be added without a proposal to these keys: craft=,
building=, office=, shop= and sport=. Please discuss the new tag in a
public forum before adding to Map Features."

Does everyone agree with this wording?

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