[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=pharmacy and healthcare=hospital

Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com
Wed Jan 29 21:06:51 UTC 2020

On 1/29/2020 2:23 PM, Andrew Hain wrote:
> Is it time for another controversial decisions page then?
The healthcare=* tags were formally proposed and voted on 10 years ago.
Included in that proposal (
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?oldid=1318635 ) was the idea
that dual-tagging some features with both amenity=*/healthcare=* would
be the norm until the healthcare=* tags had wide usage and software support.

Carto started rendering healthcare=* features last year (or maybe late
2018) but ran into a bug. This is a setback for the healthcare=* tags,
but people are still using them! Hopefully Carto will begin rendering
them again soon.

The iD team has decided to encourage the dual tagging in the mean time.
Although I feel that iD's a bit forceful with this stuff and should give
users more information about what they're choosing to "upgrade," this
doesn't seem particularly controversial (especially compared to other iD
decisions) because it's following an officially approved proposal.


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