[Tagging] Deprecate healthcare=centre
t.pfeifer at computer.org
Thu Jan 14 11:33:07 UTC 2021
On 14.01.2021 08:13, Joseph Eisenberg wrote:
> 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
This is incorrect! There were several voices saying that healthcare=centre has some merit, and more
E.g. I said: Jan 10, 2021, 15:15 by t.pfeifer at computer.org <mailto:t.pfeifer at computer.org>:
> I see your point, but healthcare=centre has some merits. Thus I'd prefer refining to
> 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.
Just now, On 14.01.2021 12:09, Paul Allen wrote:
> Either we use healthcare=hospital for integrated care centres (which I
> am reluctant to do, because they're not hospitals as most people
> think of the term), or we call them clinics which have several sub-clinics,
> or we come up with something else, like healthcare=centre.
I agree that we should head for being more specific, but there are two roads to choose from.
- One road is to check if there is a more precise top-level tag (e.g. amenity=hospital etc)
- the other is to specify the centre with appropriate sub-tagging, as it is currently the case
with German vaccination centres (healthcare:speciality=vaccination).
Both methods are now described on the restructured wiki page. As for the comparison with
healthcare=yes, it is untrue that this would mean the same. For healthcare=centre it is
clear that the mapper had a physical facility in mind which has some central characteristics,
while healthcare=yes just means anything related to healthcare, wthout even being physical.
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