[Tagging] Updating definition and description of place=square

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 01:29:18 UTC 2020

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> On 23. Mar 2020, at 20:07, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> But it has been documented, interpreted and used (by people other
> than yourself) to mean the public place you do not want it to mean.

Have a look at the history. Place=square was defined until 3 days ago as “a named square” and “a town or village square which is an open space common in urban centres, typically crossed by streets but can also be a pedestrian area or more rarely green areas.”

I am perfectly fine with this documented definition, although we may work to improve it. I am not at all opposing the idea that this is about a public place.

I am opposing the new requirements that have been introduced in the past days and the suggestion to remove the tag from squares that contain junctions or parks. Or that usefulness for community gatherings is a strict requirement. Or being surrounded by buildings (although I agree that at least one building should probably be required).

Cheers Martin 

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