[OSM-talk-ie] Tagging holy wells

Patrick Casey pcasey at compuserve.com
Sun Sep 14 15:09:58 BST 2008

Thanks, Dermot.

So the proposal for a holy well will be 

natural = spring
historic = monument
amenity = holy_well
religion = christian
denomination = catholic
name = Tobereenatemple

Regarding the proposal on Wiki I'm stumped. I've read the "Creating a
proposal" page and its sub-pages carefully and have seen the template there
but I can't understand the template nor how to use it nor how to create a
page nor how to create the link that is advised. If there were a form to
fill out I could do that but this 'creation of a page' thing is beyond me. I
guess there are some very basic Wiki principles here to which I am not yet
privy. Maybe I should go to Wiki school or something. 


-----Original Message-----
From: talk-ie-bounces at openstreetmap.org
[mailto:talk-ie-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Dermot McNally
Sent: 14 September 2008 13:34
To: Discussion of Open Streetmap in Ireland
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk-ie] Tagging holy wells

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
> 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
> 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

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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