[Tagging] How to map terrace buildings with names

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 23:21:40 UTC 2020

On Wed, 8 Jul 2020 at 00:08, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

traditionally, people worked and slept in the same space (the helpers),
> today these are typically shops and above dwelling/s. Are they „houses“,
> building=house?

Ah, so that's what you're getting at.  A lot of those in my town.  Built as
Used initially, for a time, as houses (not necessarily with a workplace,
just a dwelling).  Later converted to have a shop on the ground floor with
upper floor used as a dwelling.

This is the big can of worms where this list splits into two warring
one insisting that only building=yes has any meaning and the other wanting
building=all_sorts_of_specialized_types.  The battles usually come to an
end when the building=yes crowd realize that we have no other way of
dealing with houses than building=house and the building=specialized_type
crowd decide they'll keep doing what they're doing but not waste time
arguing about it.  There are also side-arguments about building:for and
that's how we should deal with houses.

If it was obviously built as a house I'd tag it as building=house because
anything but building=no will render identically in many cartos anyway.
I'd omit the flat above, which is "not tagging for the renderer" and it's
only "tagging for the renderer" that is frowned upon.  Rationale: the
shop is more visible than the door to the flat; people would give
directions to the flat by saying it was above the shop but nobody
would give directions to the shop by saying it was below the flat.

> Shall we fix the single dwelling paragraph in building=house, or does it
> make sense in English?


Only if you think you're capable of forcing all those worms back into
the can.


Cheers Martin

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