[OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC -(man_made=mineshaft)

Ulf Lamping ulf.lamping at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 21 02:04:19 BST 2009

Anthony schrieb:
> Disused canal, fine.  Disused railway, sure.  Disused building, no
> problem.  Disused quarry, yes.
> But disused cafe?  A cafe is a building, or part of a building, which
> is *used* as a cafe.  The use is part of the definition.

Well, yes and no.

People might remember that there once was a cafe. They might call the 
building "the cafe" even if its no longer a cafe "in use".

So this is what the mapper *may* wanted to express. While I don't think 
the combination is well done, it but could well have its reasons.


This obviously doesn't work pretty well in the 4th dimension, if you 
want to tag: this once was a cafe, before that a pub, before a bakery 
and before that a police_station.

Another even simpler problem, if a node is tagged:


disused refers to shop or amenity now?

Regards, ULFL

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