[Tagging] refugee camp
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Mon Jun 10 14:02:09 UTC 2019
If you look at it from a temporary residence for the group of people
perspective, then I guess tags like place=village/town/neighbourhood could
be better choices?
在 2019年6月10日週一 20:18，Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> 寫道：
> I understand why refugee camps have been mapped with
> amenity=social_facility - it's the closest existing tag, since
> tourism=camp_site is clearly wrong and landuse=residential isn't quite
> However, I don't think that large refugee camps are a perfect fit for
> Most of these are group homes (eg orphanages), nursing homes (for the
> elderly), hospices, assisted living facilities, homeless shelters,
> outreach facilities for the homelss, etc - they provide services for
> vulnerable groups in the community who have difficulty living on their
> Refugee camps are closer to an informal residential settlement in many
> developing countries, especially those that are larger or have been in
> place for more than a few months (these are the ones most likely to be
> mapped, I believe).
> I would encourage creating a proposal and a new tag specifically for
> these sorts of places. There could perhaps be a distinction between
> sites for people temporarily displaced locally (eg a camp for people
> in the same town, after a flood) versus long-distance or international
> On 6/10/19, Jan S <grimpeur78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On 6/6/2019 5:27 PM, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
> >> >>* I'd suggest something like social_facility=temporary_housing.
> >> *>>>* To me, social_facility doesn't quite cut it for "refugees".
> >> Refugees
> >> *>* strike me as people fleeing from war / massive natural disaster -
> >> *>* social_facility comes across as small scale for homeless people /
> >> *>* women's refuge sort of thing?
> >> *>>Browsing through the values of social_facility:for, it's a lot more
> >> diverse than just victims of abuse and poverty -- and
> >> social_facility:for=refugee(s) has hundreds of uses. But you definitely
> >> have a point about scale -- some of these camps house over a hundred
> >> thousand people. That's on the scale of a small city -- a community, not
> >> a facility. So maybe place=refugee_camp is a better solution.
> >> J
> > Picking up the subject again (and having noticed that the refugee camps I
> > know in my area are not tagged at all or at least very rudimentary simply
> > as amenity=social_facility), I've done another search on the internet and
> > have dug up this wiki page:
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Refugee_Camp_Mapping
> > It's been modified in 2018 for the last time, is quite rudimentary in the
> > description of the tags and values proposed and apparently oriented
> > at makeshift camps in Africa or the Levante. It would be an effort to
> > some order into this and to make it more diverse (covering anything from
> > spontaneous camps like the infamous Jungle in Calais or the already
> > dismantled Idomeini camp, to permanent structures like asylum-seeker
> > reception centres like this: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/390153052
> > I'll see if I can give it a try over the next weeks... or would that be a
> > task for a coordinated action?
> > Best, Jan
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