[Tagging] creameries

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 12:40:30 UTC 2021

On 21/09/2021 13:27, Dave F via Tagging wrote:
> On 19/09/2021 16:47, Jez Nicholson wrote:
>> Following the discussions I would happily use building=creamery *if* 
>> the architecture of the building is clearly a creamery,
> You're making guesses & assumptions of what a 'creamery' should look 
> like.
>> to the extent that I might think, "I really can't call that a 'house' 
>> even though people live in it...
> This is really poor mapping.
> If the facts & evidence (car parked in the driveway, curtains in the 
> windows, trampoline in the garden, people telling you "yes, that's 
> where we live") prove that it's residential, that's how it should be 
> tagged.

It sounds like you're describing "the use of a building".  What 
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Buildings describes (and how most 
mappers that I am aware of map them) is the "typology" of a building.  
There's an example on that page: "Tenement house containing a church, it 
is still building=apartments not building=church".  It goes on to 
suggest https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building:use for 
describing the current use of a building (although often other tags, 
perhaps amenity=place_of_worship in this example, may do that).

Best Regards,


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