[Tagging] Cemetery / Inclusion of parking

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Mar 30 16:36:22 UTC 2021

Indeed it's common to be able to drive into a cemetery and park in the US.
The Fort Gibson National Cemetery has parking within a few meters of where
my father in law is interred.  There's roughly a break at the start of the
20th century on this, however; older cemeteries are generally fenced and
gated so that they're only accessible on foot.  More modern ones definitely
have some form of driveways internally that you can park along.

IIRC, Portland has two official bike routes passing through cemeteries on
these driveways largely owing to being a path of least resistence in an
especially NIMBY-towards-cyclists neighborhood.

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021, 05:04 Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> Mar 25, 2021, 22:22 by f at zz.de:
> Hi,
> i got into a discussion whether cemetery parking belongs within the
> landuse=cemetery (Which i think it does) and the mapper changing
> that pointed me to tag:landuse=cemetery which does indeed state
> that "nearby parking" should not be within that landuse.
> It may be a cultural issue (I heard that in USA in some cases you
> drive car into cemetery itself), and I guess that "nearby parking"
> is important part. What about "internal parking"?
> Important part, to anguish of key purists: landuse=cemetery is not
> strictly a
> land use. It is for a cemetery area and would exclude for example
> nearby masonry workshops making graves
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=50.07506&mlon=19.95719#map=19/50.07506/19.95719
> or nearby parkings for sole purpose of cemetery visitors, nearby retail
> area selling
> cemetery materials (flowers, grave candles etc)...
> And includes area reserved for burial, not yet used for burial (or maybe
> it counts as
> land use already?)
> For example see cases where cemetery has nearby parking that
> is clearly outside cemetery area and I would consider it mapped correctly:
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=50.09688&mlon=19.97575#map=19/50.09688/19.97575
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=50.09684&mlon=19.97513#map=19/50.09684/19.97513
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=50.10190&mlon=19.98343#map=19/50.10190/19.98343
> Even if its only/primary purpose is to be used by people visiting it.
> Including it in a cemetery area would be ridiculous.
> But see
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=50.41455&mlon=18.11183#map=19/50.41455/18.11183
> where cemetery area is less well defined, and parking is more within it and
> was mapped as part of it. I would map it differently, but this mapping is
> also correct.
> Or
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/?mlat=50.07372&mlon=19.95645#map=18/50.07372/19.95645
> that apparently has parking area within fenced cemetery area. Seems fine.
> (I can provide photos for that location if aerial imagery + Google Street
> View + etc is
> insufficient).
> This is not mentioned in the German version and i doubt there
> is consensus about this.
> IMHO this does not make sense when in a landuse=retail the parking lots
> are _within_ the landuse, and in case of landuse=cemetery they are not.
> So i dispute the last sentence of this change in the wiki article for
> landuse=cemetery
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Tag%3Alanduse%3Dcemetery&type=revision&diff=1543046&oldid=1514750
> Anyone?
> Flo
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