[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC -Funeral hall

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 23:36:29 UTC 2020

There is already an existing tag with similar meaning for funeral homes /
funeral halls / funeral directors:  shop=funeral_directors.
The use of the key "shop=" is odd, but it's been used over 20,000 times so
it seems to be well established:

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:shop%3Dfuneral_directors -
documented since 2009:

"Also known as a "funeral parlour","undertaker", "funeral home", or
"memorial home".

A funeral directors <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Funeral_director> shop
is a place where arrangements to permanently store the physical body after
death are made. An event (sometimes with the deceased's body present) to
honor the deceased for mourners are held here in conjunction with religious
services which are held elsewhere."
There is also a related tag amenity=mortuary -

On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 1:03 PM <wolle68 at posteo.de> wrote:

> Dear list,
> Please comment on the following proposal:
> Funeral hall: a building for funeral ceremonies which may be religious
> or secular
> Proposal page:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Funeral_hall
> Discussion page:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Funeral_hall
> Thanks!
> Vollis
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