[Tagging] Request for assistance in creating a tag.

Mikko Tamura mikko.tamura at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 03:46:07 UTC 2021

Thanks Joseph! I find your recommendations very helpful +100 and I pretty
much got the idea how systematic tagging can be! Will totally apply your
recommendations! This is so Happy!

1. I totally agree with the negative connotation of disease:hiv=yes!!! I
love the infection=hiv or maybe* infection:hiv=yes* so that it can also be
used for other disease/infection <3
2. For the facilities, I would prefer to use *amenity=doctors* despite of
being an office or a hospital a clinic or an ngo - I would think that this
office has its own schedule and contact infor and instead of tagging it as
a whole hospital and putting the contact info in it might mix things up. We
will be mapping the main feature: hospital, clinic, ngo, but we might need
to dedicate a specific nod for the hiv feature/facility
3I like to use specific tags instead of descriptions: we might go for:
hiv:inpatient=yes (Treatment Hubs), hiv:inpatient=no
hiv:treatment=test_only (what do you think)

On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 3:28 AM Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>

> 1. We will be using *disease:hiv=yes *to identify all HIV related
>> features and facilities - this will also include social facilities,
>> housing, and various AIDS service organization offices. For example: For an
>> AIDS Service NGO, we can tag office=ngo + disease:hiv=yes and for legal
>> services we can do office=lawyer + disease:hiv=yes. We can then add the
>> operator=* tag in order to link the relation of the office to the said
>> company/ bigger office
> Why disease:hiv=yes instead of infection=hiv or hiv:treatment=yes, or just
> hiv=yes?
> The "disease" part of the tag is strange because HIV is a virus, not a
> disease. AIDS is the name of the disease ("syndrome") you get from
> untreated HIV.
> For social facilities there is already a more specific tagging system. See
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity=social_facility and
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:social_facility
>> 2. For the health facilities features (most of the identified locations
>> are doctor's or nurse's offices with more or less 1-3 staff or health
>> practicioners, thus we thought of tagging it as *health_facilty:type=office
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Healthcare_2.0> *(since
>> most of all features identified are offices under a designated building or
>> floor, in addition there is no healthcare=office and amenity=doctors
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Ddoctors> or
>> amenity=nurse do not actually sum up the composition of the hiv
>> facilitating team in an office and we would want to put on that flexibility
>> in the definition). Interestingly, there have been more than 2,500+ uses
>> according to taginfo
>> <https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/health_facility%3Atype#values>
> There is no "healthcare=office" tag because we use the very common tag
> "amenity=doctors" to mean "a doctor's office or doctors' office".
> Please use amenity=doctors for a facility with 1 or 2 physicians (medical
> doctors). Please don't use health_facilty:type=office.
> The tag health_facilty:type=* is from an old proposal and is not very well
> organized. In particular, this tag health_facility:type=office is
> confusing, because an "office=" tag in OpenStreetMap is used for
> administrative offices, not healthcare facilities.
> For example, a government public health office can be tagged
> office=government + government=healthcare
> The office of a health insurance company is office=insurance
>> 4. Lastly, we really saw how extensive the tagging initially proposed
>> already and would not complicate things with the multitude and complication
>> of tagging thus we will be adding the description=* tag based on the type
>> of facility we are tagging (whether it would only be for testing, primary
>> health care facility, or a treatment hub.
> Please use specific tags for this, not description. If you use tags then
> database users will be able to search properly.
> 1) *"DOH HIV Treatment Hub" *- "any identified hospital that is dedicated
> for inpatient/outpatient HIV care" and
> 2) *Primary HIV Care Facilities (PCF)*  - "Any identified facility
> (hospital, clinic, social office, or NGO) that is dedicated for outpatient
> HIV care only and serves as a dispensaries for medicine. "
> The whole facility should be tagged as 1) amenity=hospital or 2)
> amenity=hospital, amenity=clinic, amenity=social_facility, depending on
> what kind of facility it is - an amenity=hospital has inpatient treatment,
> where patients stay in a bed overnight for perhaps several days, with
> nurses to take care of them.
> To tag that HIV treatment is provided, you can use a new tag like
> "treatment=hiv" or "hiv_treatment=yes" or "hiv:treatment=yes"
> There is also "healthcare:speciality=infectious_diseases" which should be
> added if the doctors at a hospital or clinic or doctor's office are ID
> (infectious disease) specialists.
> 3) *Identified HIV facilities (testing/counselling) *
> "any identified facility (hospital, clinic, social office, or NGO) that is
> dedicated for HIV testing and counselling only."
> Use "hiv_testing=yes/no" or "hiv:testing=yes/no"
> This would be clear say if hiv testing is available at an amenity=clinic,
> amenity=hospital, amenity=doctors, amenity=social_facility, or office=ngo
> Use  "hiv_counseling=yes/no" or "hiv:counseling=yes/no" for counseling
> services.
> -- Joseph Eisenberg
>    M.D., Family Medicine


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