[Tagging] creameries

Jez Nicholson jez.nicholson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 15:47:40 UTC 2021

> We have building=church where the church is not used as a place of
worship any longer, but as a residence, library or restaurant and that's
tagged and seems to be okay. Why not creameries?

Following the discussions I would happily use building=creamery *if* the
architecture of the building is clearly a creamery, to the extent that I
might think, "I really can't call that a 'house' even though people live in
it...plus people might easily mistake it for a creamery"...similar to when
I see a church conversion in Britain. You are tagging the current object.

In the UK some buildings are recognisable as ex-banks because they have
small, high-up windows....but I'm much less likely to confuse it with a
currently operating bank than a church conversion a currently operating
place of worship.

On Sun, 19 Sep 2021, 14:22 Martin Koppenhoefer, <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> Am Sa., 18. Sept. 2021 um 00:57 Uhr schrieb Dave F via Tagging <
> tagging at openstreetmap.org>:
>> On 17/09/2021 20:44, Yves via Tagging wrote:
>> > Building=church is not used because it's a place of worship, but
>> > because the building have a church architecture.
>> If I was to build a residential property in a style that I, or more
>> importantly, you perceive as a church; & to then say it should be tagged
>> as a church, even though it's *never* been one, is ridiculous.
>> The building:use tag inappropriately expects contributors to make
>> guesses bases purely on a building's visual appearance.
>> What does a 'architecturally like a church' church look like? it's so
>> varied.
> you are confusing "type" and "style". The building=church tag is not
> necessarily about what would _you_ perceive as a church, but about what the
> locals using it can perceive as a church. No issue with the examples you
> have shown. Both seem to clearly provide mostly a big space suitable for
> celebrating a religious service, which is what churches are mostly built
> for. And both are "iconic" or at least standing out from the other
> buildings in the area.
> There is no need for a bell tower or something like this, in order to be a
> church, although this is what I would expect locally.
> "Style" is what something looks like (kind of ornament and decoration or
> absence of it, colors, shape, etc. both referring to the inside and
> outside) , the building typology is about how a building works, how it is
> organized/structured.
> Cheers,
> Martin
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