[Tagging] Updating definition and description of place=square

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 22:08:16 UTC 2020

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> On 29. Mar 2020, at 22:16, Kevin Kenny <kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let's not try to bend over backward to make sure that only European
> squares qualify!

Absolutely, IMHO we should have a very generic and inclusive definition for town squares, applicable worldwide (basically what people consider a town square can get place=square), it was like this for some time (because no real definition was given, wiki said use place=square for squares).
Then people tried to improve this, but their amended definitions were more restrictive so that only part of the squares were covered. And it was discovered that some mappers would like to use this tag for areas around town squares, rather than for just the square.
There is a huge variety of squares, they come in all sizes, with different importance, different functions,...
The common denominator is they are open spaces, in built up areas, and typically connected to or part of the street system and situated at “strategical” locations.

Cheers Martin 

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