[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sat Mar 16 19:09:05 UTC 2019

Mar 16, 2019, 3:53 PM by grimpeur78 at gmail.com:

> Am Sa., 16. März 2019 um 15:09 Uhr schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer <> dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> >:
>> > On 16. Mar 2019, at 13:11, Jan S <>> grimpeur78 at gmail.com <mailto:grimpeur78 at gmail.com>>> > wrote:
>>  > 
>>  > All other police facilites, that may currently have been tagged erroneously as amenity=police would be tagged only as police=*,
>>  The „problem“ with this approach is that maps who base the presence of objects in their renderings on the presence of specific keys will likely not happen to find these police=* things in their database. Depending on how relevant the objects are for the specific map, this may be desirable or not. Just as a point of consideration. Of course in theory who defines the filtering rules for the keys might add „police“, but in practice it takes a lot of time to establish a new key as standard.
> Sure, but currently amenity=police is used indiscriminately on many police-related objects, no matter whether they are important or providing background services. There are several instances of police barracks or warehouses mapped as amenity=police, although they clearly don't provide service to the public. So you basically can't rely on OSM to find a police station in case of an emergency. I think that's worse than maybe losing some other police facilities from certain maps.
Some police facilities will remain mistagged, no matter tagging scheme.

Have you already fixed such objects or opened OSM notes mentioning mistaggings?

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