[Tagging] Updating definition and description of place=square

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 22:16:07 UTC 2020


>From these 2 examples how squares (I keep using this word although I am not
> sure it actually applies) are classified (often in names), which is the
> approach you had thought about?
>

I thought maybe the bast way to go ahead is to reverse our sequence:

1) collect a good number of examples of potential squares in different
countries (could be done in the discussion page of the Wiki's "square"
page) and for each one let's have:

   - location (item in OSM or at least coordinates)
   - reference (e.g. Wikipedia)
   - type of square in in the local language (possibly with an explanation
   in English what that type means)
   - name (and translation to English if the name can be translated)
   - foto
   - description
   - any annotation you feel useful

2) once completed we look at the collection and try to see whether we need
a) a new tag in addition to place=square
or
b) we can tag all examples with place=square and the addition of
*existing *specifyeing
keys
or
c) we can tag all examples with place=square but with the addition of new
square type keys

Note that this collection will be useful in any case for illustrating the
wiki, independently of the approach.

*Here is an example:*

- location (item in OSM or at least coordinates):
https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/6029646
reference:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwigskirche#Ludwigsplatz
- type of square in in the local language (possibly with an explanation in
English what that type means):
Stadtplatz (historisch), (historical) town square
- name (and translation to English if the name can be translated)
Ludwigsplatz - Ludwig's square (named after the protestant church on the
square, which in turn is named after Ludwig, count of Nassau-Sarbruecken
<https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_(Nassau-Saarbr%C3%BCcken)>)
images:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dd/Saarbr%C3%BCcken%2C_die_H%C3%A4user_Am_Ludwigsplatz_14-14a.jpg
https://www.saarland.de/bilder/res_stk/Panorama_SB-Ludwigsplatz_rdax_800x200.jpg4
- description
originally designed as the centre of the town in the 18 century, today used
partially for a periodic open-air market, partially as pedestrian area,
some large trees, the residential streets on three sides and the baroque
palaces are part of the architectonic ensemble
- any annotation you feel useful
at present not tagged as place=square, but I would tag it as such

Volker
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