[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*

Jan S grimpeur78 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 07:38:57 UTC 2019



Am 11. März 2019 01:45:56 MEZ schrieb Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:
>> “in China some police divisions even managed to setup their own
>for-profit companies, like hospitals or construction companies, that
>would
>serve general public and compete in business environment in order to
>create
>additional revenue stream for their police division. I don't think it
>would
>be wise to tag them police=hospital or police=commercial either?“
>
>I agree. In Indonesia my local police station has a public clinic,
>pharmacy, daycare, church and mosque. The military base has all of
>these,
>plus some general merchandise shops. It’s a way to improve public
>relations
>(and perhaps make some money?). Oh, and the airfield transports goods
>by
>cargo plane at market price.
>
>But these businesses and services should not be tagged under a “police”
>key

Agreed. But you could map the area as landuse=police?

The police scheme should be limited to "typical" police functions, i.e. law enforcement. As always though, there will be cases where it's difficult to tell the police from the military or from other civilian offices or functions. These cases will inevitably have to be decided individually.

Best, Jan



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