[Tagging] building=disused

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Thu Jan 16 13:19:02 UTC 2020

On 16/01/2020 12:01, Paul Allen wrote:
> A lot of buildings have to be building=yes, for lack of anything better.
> But
> you already lost the battle with building=house, which is too firmly
> entrenched to change.

Why would it need to change? If that's it's *current* usage tag it as 
house. If it changes to something else, amend it. .

> BTW, what do you think this building is?
> https://goo.gl/maps/vjpPFTSrQKdKA8Bt8
> It's a private house.  But it used to be a chapel, and that's how you'd
> describe it
> if you wanted to use it as a landmark in navigational instructions.

Use historic=* because *that's* what it is - historic. It makes it clear.

Building=* is a current tag. Using it to describe its historical usage, 
based falsely on an assumption building usage (say, schools) has some 
sort of unifying physical characteristics, makes no logical sense.


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