[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Big Bench

nathan case nathancase at outlook.com
Tue May 18 09:54:41 UTC 2021

I think this is a good approach and is better than amenity.

From the Wiki pages:

Tourism: “Places and things of specific interest to tourists including places to see, places to stay, things and places providing information and support to tourists."
Amenity: “For describing useful and important facilities for visitors and residents. Facilities include for example toilets, telephones, banks, pharmacies, prisons and schools."

I don’t think a big bench is a useful or important facility, but may be a place of interest for tourists (e.g. for the views or for taking photos on).

As for falling under the tourism=artwork tag, it could do. There is already artwork_type=bench which I guess this may be for highly decorated benches. Big furniture doesn’t really seem like art to me but is, of course, highly subjective.

Also: could I suggest you modify the proposal to “big furniture” or something like that? I have seen giant chairs (rather than benches) and so including them in your scheme would be useful (i.e. giant_furniture=chair)


From: Francesco Ansanelli <francians at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:54 AM
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Subject: Re: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Big Bench


I copy here too:

Many people disagree about using or implying amenity=bench for such features. If we need a more wide spread tagging scheme I may adapt my proposal to:


+ giant_furniture=bench

+ brand=Big Bench

In this way, most of the example made by Schoschi, are suitable to be adapted.

May this be an acceptable compromise?

Il lun 17 mag 2021, 19:53 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com<mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> ha scritto:

sent from a phone

On 17 May 2021, at 18:54, Francesco Ansanelli <francians at gmail.com<mailto:francians at gmail.com>> wrote:
I may agree on brand=Big bench, it's a kind of brand in the end.

if Big bench is a brand the tag is fine, but it is not sufficient. You’d still need a tag to describe it. amenity=bench is not suitable IMHO, you have to climb on these and to use them, a certain ability is required.

Here’s an example for a big bench that is probably not from this company: https://moabitonline.de/738

Cheers Martin
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