[Tagging] building typology vs usage

Tom Pfeifer t.pfeifer at computer.org
Sun Sep 8 09:06:58 UTC 2019

On 07.09.2019 11:00, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> It is true that this is the canonical way of dealing with things,
> however it would be interesting to check how mappers and editing tools
> actually use this. We might well find that everyone is confused about this.
> I think we cannot simply throw the distinction over board and therefore
> I do not agree with Josh, but I also think the distinction is not really
> well thought out/well implemented in OSM and needs clarification.

In cases for usage apparently contradicting the building type it often helps the fellow mapper to 
tag a note that this school building was converted into a hostel, or this church building is used 
for climbing now.


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