[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Jan 10 15:01:53 UTC 2021




Jan 10, 2021, 15:15 by t.pfeifer at computer.org:

> On 10.01.2021 02:06, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
>
>> We should discourage the use of healthcare=centre because it has no more meaning than healthcare=yes currently.
>>
>> I've researched the tag healthcare=centre because this was being used in Germany to tag covid-19 vaccination sites.
>>
>> Besides that use, it has been used for almost any kind of healthcare facility, from a village health post with 1 or 2 community health workers (and no nurses or physicians), on up to a hospital with surgical facilities and inpatient beds.
>>
>
> I see your point, but healthcare=centre has some merits. Thus I'd prefer refining to discouraging.
>
> What we could do is to write a disambiguation section that recommends to check if the facility falls
> in one of the categories that has more precise tagging, and use that instead.
>

Redefining will not change how this tag is actually used.

If it is "been used for almost any kind of healthcare facility" then it is not better
than healthcare=yes

And nothing important was lost, "centre" meaning was imprecise and unclear
anyway unlike some other used values.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/attachments/20210110/7f72664f/attachment.htm>


More information about the Tagging mailing list