[Tagging] Deprecate access=public (synonym for access=yes)

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 07:22:05 UTC 2019

I'd like to deprecate access=public. This tag never documented as a
value for access, but was imported massively one time a few years
back, then mostly deleted, but then a few years ago it was added to a
couple of presets in JOSM and iD, for toilets and parking lots. Now
it's been removed from those again, and usage has not increased over
the past year.

The tag access=yes means the same thing, and has increased this year
from 600k to 700k uses; it's over 20 times more common.

Any objections?

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