[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - health_amenity:type

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 06:15:22 UTC 2019

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> 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
> --
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> mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
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