[Tagging] General Tags for unmapped cities

Guillermo Ariel Silva Lopez guillermitus at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 04:45:05 UTC 2020


Hi Joseph, the mappers will survey the buildings with mapillary imagery
that we upload for them, these buildings are already mapped in the
Openstreetmap Database, but as a generic tag like "building=yes"


Guillermo Silva

El sáb., 21 mar. 2020 a las 0:12, Joseph Eisenberg (<
joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>) escribió:

> Muchas gracias, Sr. Silva
>
> > we seek to upload more data to mapped building polygons by the MapPYOSM
> project in different cities of Paraguay.
>
> Do you mean that these buildings are already mapped in the
> Openstreetmap Database, but as a generic tag like "building=yes"?
>
> Or are you planning to import the shapes of buildings from an external
> database?
>
> If you are adding the tags due to local knowledge of the mappers,
> especially if the mappers survey the buildings, then that is great.
>
> If the data is coming from an external source, please read and follow
> the Import Guidelines and the Automated Edits Code of Conduct:
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Automated_Edits_code_of_conduct
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Import/Guidelines
>
> You may wish to look at how the key building=* is currently used:
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building
>
> Most commonly, the key "building=*" describes how the building looks:
> for example, a building that was built as a church, but is now used as
> a theatre, is still a "building=church" but then you add
> "amenity=theatre" to show that it is used as a theatre.
>
> Residential, commercial and retail areas are mapped with the key
> Landuse and include the land around the buildings. In residential
> areas, this would include gardens, lawns, garages, parkings spaces,
> and so on, tagged landuse=residential. The buildings will be
> building=house, building=apartment, building=duplex, building=terrace
> and so on.
>
> In Commercial and Retail areas, the landuse area will include parking
> lots, service roads, service buildings, outdoor seating areas,
> courtyards, and so on, in the landuse=commercial or landuse=retail
> areas.
>
> And landuse=industrial includes the industrial facilities as well as
> warehouses, man_made=works (factories), service roads, parking lots,
> power lines, etc.
>
> There is currently no established tag for mixed-use urban areas, but
> most of these are tagged as landuse=retail, since retail is often the
> main use of the first floor or level of the buildings in a mixed-use
> area. If retail isn't the main use, rather offices plus hotels and
> some residential, it is common to use landuse=commercial for
> commercial+residential or office+hotel areas.
>
> In addition, mappers are encouraged to map the shops, offices, and
> other individual features within each building. A building=office will
> often contain one or more office=company, office=ngo, or
> office=government features. Retail buildings and landuse will contain
> one or more shop=* features
>
> See:
> - https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:shop
> - https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:office
>
> For public services, many things are found under office=government or
> amenity=*
> - https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag%3Aoffice%3Dgovernment
> - https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:amenity
>
> As a general overview, you can see the complete list of common
> features at Map Features:
> - https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Map_Features
>
> Also see "How we map"
> - https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/How_We_Map
>
> And "how to map landuse" which includes a relatively complete list of
> tags related to how lands and buildings are used:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Landuse
>
> I hope your project is successful!
>
> -- Joseph Eisenberg
>
> On 3/21/20, Guillermo Ariel Silva Lopez <guillermitus at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello, I am currently working on a project called Atlas Urbano (
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/AtlasUrbano) where we seek to upload
> > more data to mapped building polygons by the MapPYOSM project in
> different
> > cities of Paraguay.
> >
> > The main idea is to be able to generate a first layer of general
> > information on building uses that is scalable and replicable to all
> > municipalities. For this, first we want to use more general tags, which
> can
> > then be specified, already in a next stage.
> >
> > In this first layer of information we want to classify buildings into
> four
> > general use categories:
> >
> > residential
> >
> > commercial
> >
> > General services
> >
> > mixed use
> >
> > The tags that exist, for residential and commercial, and we currently use
> > are:
> >
> > building = residential
> >
> > building = commercial
> >
> >
> > We also want to map general services for the population, which would be
> > buildings that house activities intended to provide services. Educational
> > buildings, health posts, public buildings, cultural centers, NGOs, etc.
> are
> > included in this category. We did not find a suitable tag that
> encompasses
> > all cases and, as we did not find an alternative, we want to propose
> using
> > this tag, which will serve to designate generally urban services and
> > facilities:
> >
> > building = general_services
> >
> >
> > Finally, we want to map buildings that house two or more uses, and this
> > translates to being buildings that house both residential and commercial
> > programs, or commercial and general service programs; that is, mixed uses
> > could encompass any possible combination of the three uses mentioned
> above.
> > By not finding a tag that labels this combination of uses, we want to
> > propose using this tag:
> >
> > building = mixed_use
> >
> > I hope you can give me recommendations on the best way to do this.
> >
> > Regards to all.
> >
> > Guillermo Silva
> >
>
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