[Tagging] refugee camp

Dave Swarthout daveswarthout at gmail.com
Wed Jun 12 03:21:10 UTC 2019


I did not add a refugee=yes tag. I tagged it as a place=town because my
quick search for alternatives came up empty and there are about 50,000
people living there. That way, at least the camp name shows up on maps and
is searchable. I'll retag it based on what we decide here.

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:06 PM Violaine_Do <violaine_osm at posteo.de> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Did you think about adding refugee=yes tag on place=* ?
>
> There were also an idea, if you have the boundary to develop rules
> around boundary, similar to boundary = administrative to
> boundary=refugee see
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Refugee_Camp_Boundaries
>
> I also think is is something to dig in and happy to help...
>
> Best,
>
> V
>
> On 11/06/2019 05:39, Jan S wrote:
> >
> > Am 10. Juni 2019 22:05:53 MESZ schrieb Dave Swarthout <
> daveswarthout at gmail.com>:
> >> The refugee camps I'm familiar with in Thailand are not social
> >> facilities
> >> except in an incidental way. They are essentially internment camps
> >> surrounded by fences with guarded gates where undocumented aliens are
> >> kept.
> >> They are landuse=residential because they're isolated areas in the
> >> countryside and contain permanent dwellings but having no other way to
> >> tag
> >> it at the time, I tagged a big refugee camp near Mae Sot as place=town
> >> and
> >> name=Mae La Refugee Camp. As for the refugee aspect, I made a note and
> >> left
> >> it at that.
> > I have my doubts whether place=town is the appropriate tag for a fenced
> living area, where people are obliged to live. Why wouldn't a big prison be
> place=town then, too (just have a look at
> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmasola)?
> >
> >
> >> I'm not sure which approach would be better between social_facility,
> >> amenity or what have you, but any tourism-related tag definitely will
> >> not
> >> work.
> > My idea of a refugee camp is that there's some kind of social service,
> either public or private, like food distribution, medical attention, maybe
> housing or tents being provided by the government, UNHCR, or whomever.
> Would anything like that apply to the camps in Thailand you've described?
> If yes, I wouldn't have issues with using social_facility...
> >
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> --
> Violaine_Do
>
>

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Dave Swarthout
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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