[Tagging] Distinguishing closed office spaces and client service locations?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 11 13:40:25 UTC 2020

On Sat, 11 Jul 2020 at 08:35, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> I believe the distinction should be whether a place has any area where
> visitors/customers are welcome or not. Almost any place will have some
> areas with restricted access, and it does not seem helpful to make
> distinctions based on the relative size of these.


Similarly, most shops have some areas restricted to staff only - staff
staff canteen (for larger shops), storage, etc.  Mapping the entire building
(for a detached shop) as the shop is a good first approximation.  If
wants to later go in there with a laser distance measure so they can
it, fine (or maybe not fine if the customer area ends up so small that the
is no longer rendered).

There is so much in my area yet to map that I'm not going to bother with
fiddly details that the general public wouldn't care about.  If ever we map
everything in the world as a first approximation, then we can worry about
second approximations.

Yes, I'm sure you have examples where it was useful (maybe even
necessary) to map those finer details, but in most cases the first
approximation is good enough.  I've mapped the rough locations
of the cafe and customer toilets in my local supermarket because
it's useful to see on a map that those facilities exist; I haven't
split off the staff-only areas as being private.

As a first approximation I'd be happy as marking an office public
if some part of it handled interactions with customers/clients/
congregants/general public,

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