[OSM-talk] [Diversity-talk] How do you mapping gender neutral toilets? What should the unisex tag mean?

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Thu Apr 26 19:55:48 UTC 2018

Somehow I don't see anything on the wiki page that supports this lengthy

The issue may be that there are (at least) two ways to map a toilet

- rough, one node or area for the whole thing, indicating that unisex,
female and male apply to the options available within, making it
diffifult to determine what is exactly implied,

- detailed: a node, entrance or room per toilet "room", for which the
three tags make perfect sense.

It would seem that a simple way to make the tagging in the first case
less ambivalent would be to add a tag segregated=yes/no (so a unisex=yes
segregated=yes facility would only have gender specific rooms, with
segregated=no you could expect at least one unisex room).


Am 26.04.2018 um 09:15 schrieb Rory McCann:
> On 26/04/18 01:00, Nicolás Alvarez wrote:
>> If most existing data is using unisex to mean "there are both male and
>> female toilets", then it doesn't matter one bit what the wiki says.
>> Reusing the tag to mean "there are gender-neutral toilets" will cause
>> confusion with that existing data.
> That's one of my original questions. What (if any) data consumers are
> using this data/tags?
> If some popular site/app was using it to display a map that's one thing.
> If no-one is using the data, and many data contributors (mappers) are
> using "unisex=yes" as gender neutral, then it doesn't matter if the wiki
> says "it's the same as gender segregated"! 🙂
> I haven't found any sites/apps/projects using this data/tags.
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