[Tagging] Place of worship key - approved?

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Mon May 10 08:46:01 UTC 2021


Chapels are not always the entire building but just a room within something else, within hospitals for example.

Phil (trigpoint) 

On Monday, 19 April 2021, nathan case wrote:
> > why would these be mistakes?
> 
> Well "mistakes" might not be the right word considering anyone can tag how they like... but:
> 
> 1 - There is no significant usage, e.g. amenity=place_of_worship & building=chapel is used 50,968 times [1], whereas place_of_worship=chapel (by far the most popular value for this tag) is used just 889 times [2] and the majority of these uses are in just one country (70% are in Austria) [3].
> 2 - Such usage is not documented, e.g. in the amenity=place_of_worship wiki page [4]
> 3 - There has never been a proposal to define such usage
> 4 - I don't think there has been discussion of using this key on buildings, e.g. on this mailing list.
> 
> I guess if place_of_worship=* is being used alongside amenity=place_of_worship and building=* (e.g. amenity=place_of_worship, building=chapel, place_of_worship=chapel) then that would be fine but it would appear to be a little superfluous. 
> 
> Cheers.
> 
> [1] https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/?key=building&value=chapel#combinations
> [2] https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/place_of_worship#values
> [3] https://overpass-turbo.eu/s/16lo
> [4] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dplace_of_worship#Buildings_and_open_areas
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> 
> Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 9:30 AM
> To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
> Subject: Re: [Tagging] Place of worship key - approved?
> 
> 
> 
> sent from a phone
> 
> > On 16 Apr 2021, at 14:42, nathan case <nathancase at outlook.com> wrote:
> > 
> > I note that this is not a very well used key and most of the uses appear to be tagging mistakes (e.g. chapel, church, monastery, mosque).
> 
> 
> why would these be mistakes?
> 
> Cheers Martin 
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