[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Thu Jan 14 08:30:08 UTC 2021


Even healthcare=yes is better, at lest it is clear then that it is not specific at all.

More detailed healthcare values are also better than healthcare=centre

Jan 14, 2021, 08:13 by joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com:

> So it sounds like there is no opposition to my original request: That we discourage the use of healthcare=centre, since it does not have any particular meaning (beyond "a healthcare facility of any kind"), and encourage mappers to use more specific tags like hospital/clinic/doctors/dentist/laboratory/etc.
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> We will need a couple of new tags like medical_imaging and vaccination_centre (currently voting is almost done for healthcare=vaccination_centre and it appears it will be approved), heathcare=hospital_ward, heathcare=emergency_ward, etc.
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> But it would be better to encourage mappers to just use a new value, like healthcare=sample_collection or healthcare=lice_removal or healthcare=common_name_of_feature rather than picking the generic healthcare=center, right?
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> -- Joseph Eisenberg
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> On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 7:03 AM Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <> tagging at openstreetmap.org> > wrote:
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>> Jan 10, 2021, 15:15 by >> t.pfeifer at computer.org>> :
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>>> On 10.01.2021 02:06, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
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>>>> 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.
>>>
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>> Redefining will not change how this tag is actually used.
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>> If it is "been used for almost any kind of healthcare facility" then it is not better
>> than healthcare=yes
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>> And nothing important was lost, "centre" meaning was imprecise and unclear
>> anyway unlike some other used values.
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