[Tagging] Addition of amenity=conference_center to Map Features page

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 12 14:10:08 UTC 2020


Sorry, you are correct, the tag is amenity=conference_centre

(The American English term is "Convention Center)

On 1/12/20, Hauke Stieler <mail at hauke-stieler.de> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I think he misspelled it in the email. The tag page is in British
> English [0] and the American English tag "conference_center" has only
> been used 44 times.
>
> The word "conference_center" does not appear on the "2.x" branch of iD.
> However the documented British English value "conference_centre" does
> appear in the presets, which is fine in my opinion.
>
> Hauke
>
> [0] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dconference_centre
>
> On 12.01.20 14:12, Jez Nicholson wrote:
>> Yes, there's a big issue with the tag, it isn't in British English, the
>> official language of OSM.
>>
>> I'd like to check that iD hasn't got it in its presets.
>>
>> On Sat, 11 Jan 2020, 04:05 Joseph Eisenberg, <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
>> <mailto:joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     Another wiki user recently added amenity=conference_center to the
>> list
>>     of Map Features, with the description "A large building that is
>>     designed to hold a convention".
>>
>>     The linked wiki page, made in January 2015, says "A conference centre
>>     (convention center - American English) is a large building used to
>>     hold a convention, where individuals and groups gather to promote and
>>     share common interests. Convention centers typically offer sufficient
>>     floor area to accommodate several thousand attendees. Some large
>>     hotels include a conference center"
>>
>>     This tag has been used a little over 1000 times, and it is
>> distributed
>>     in a number of different countries and continents. It was already
>> used
>>     100 times back in 2011 and has slowly increased, according to
>>     https://taghistory.raifer.tech.
>>
>>     Is there any issue with this tag? Should it be added to Map Features?
>>
>>     - Joseph Eisenberg
>>
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