[Tagging] How to tag small "seating rocks"?

Stefan Tauner stefan.tauner at gmx.at
Wed May 26 15:52:35 UTC 2021

On Tue, 25 May 2021 09:43:36 +0200
Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is incompatible with the bench definition which says it must provide seating for more than one person.

I'd say the wiki page is incompatible with reality and use ;)
There are 200 occurrences of capacity=1 and amenity=bench in the
database atm.

There is little difference between benches for more than one person and
seating options for a single one in the context of street furniture
IMHO. For example, on the following product website the single-seating
option is just the shortest version of a bench and you are forwarded to
the same page if you click on "chairs and stools". [1]

Two real-world examples from Vienna:

(NB: there are some in the background too)


AFAIK there is no other viable mapping scheme for these either so to me
it is rather clear that such street furniture (including ones without a
backrest) intended to seat a person should be tagged as amenity=bench
with capacity=1. It works perfectly in existing applications and in
most cases they even work if you are looking for a place where multiple
people can rest too.
To be even more blunt: I see 0 reasons to not map them as amenity=bench.

1: https://www.miramondo.com/products/superfine/superfine.html?v=1_0_0_0

Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner

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