[OSM-talk] amenity=doctor or amenity=doctors ? [tagging]

Gregory Williams gregory.williams at purplegeodesoftware.co.uk
Fri Feb 20 10:27:04 GMT 2009

I think:
- Document it in the singular form (the other amenities are singular
(except toilets, where there are facilities per gender), so it matches
- Send another mail to the list to give notice that you intend to update
amenity=doctors to amenity=doctor via a bot in say a fortnight's time.
That gives people time to update rendering rules to match the new tag if
they're using it on some private map.
- Open for voting if you like, but with over 1700 uses in the two forms
combined I think it's safe to say that it's considered a useful tag


> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [OSM-talk] amenity=doctor or amenity=doctors ? [tagging]
> amenity=doctors was proposed, but died due to lack of love.
> Nevertheless, JOSM has chosen to implement it, as has t at h (I think).
>   * http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/GP_Surgery
>   * amenity=doctors
>   * tag usage: 1528 nodes or ways as of 2009-02-20
> amenity=doctor has since been proposed, and is dying due to lack of
> love. It was apparently RFCed on 2008-09-06, but I haven't been able
> find any evidence in the archives.
>   * http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Doctor
>   * amenity=doctor
>   * tag usage: 265 nodes or ways as of 2009-02-20
> I think this is a notable, relevant, and verifiable thing to have on
> Tag_features. Shall I merge the two, spit out a proper proposal and
> description and get it all voted on properly, or just get on with it
> and
> add it and update the osmdb accordingly with a bot?
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