[OSM-talk-ie] Tagging holy wells

Dermot McNally dermotm at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 12:33:31 BST 2008

2008/9/14 Patrick Casey <pcasey at compuserve.com>:
>  Is there some preferred place in the
> Wiki or somewhere else in the OSM world where one can post proposed tagging
> such as the holy wells so that, if there are no objections, the proposed
> Holy Well Tagset gets moved into the main list of tags ? Or would it simply
> be best for me to post it on the Ireland wiki under 2. Tagging features /
> 2.2 Other features ? Where is the best place to put it so that people who
> are likely to tag holy wells (large community, that) are likely to find it.

Your best bet is a proposal on wiki:


You want things like this to have global reach, so it would be a
mistake to stay parochial on it, unless the feature really is one that
only exists in Ireland (like maxspeed=60, legal_limit=yes,

> natural = spring
> historic = monument


> amenity = holy well

No, don't put a space in the value. It's legal, just not done.

> religion = christian


> denomination = Roman Catholic

No, on two counts - firstly, lowercase letters are preferred as an aid
to memory (OSM is case-sensitive), secondly because 'catholic' is the
standard way to designate RC (even it it's technically ambiguous).

But you've absolutely got the right idea.


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