[Tagging] Tagging specialized head lice removal salons

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 13:38:53 UTC 2020

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> On 14. Aug 2020, at 13:28, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe it’s because I am not an English native speaker, but I would expect something more than a head lice removal treatment place or a speech therapist when I see healthcare=clinic.
> It's stretching the case, perhaps, but not breaking it. 

to put it more bluntly: I see problems and no advantage with this specific  subtagging approach. OpenStreetMap mostly uses duck tagging, and where more “structured” approaches have been used, it was mostly a disadvantage. Typically it meant that the “main tag” became useless because of its overly inclusive meaning and every meaningful distinction moved into a “secondary” tag which could have been used just as well without the main tag. In this case, the meaning would shift to healthcare:specialty and the term “clinic” would be extended to mean any kind of facility with outpatient treatment, including even those with just a single person offering some kind of special healthcare service for some hours a week (speech therapist).

Cheers Martin 
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