[OSM-talk] Proposed mechanical edit - addition of office=diplomatic to amenity=embassy with country=*

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 11:06:40 UTC 2019

On 18/06/19 19:51, Michael Collinson wrote:
> Sounds logical given the new tagging. I find no faults with the 
> office=diplomatic page, kudos to Lyx for putting it together, very 
> thorough. Embassies are (or should be) a 100% subset of 
> office=diplomatic. I think you are wise in not suggesting mass 
> addition of  diplomatic=embassy, I also have come across instances in 
> the past where they are actually consulates. 
The tag amenity=embassy was used for any diplomatic thing, some even 
were commercial firms that assisted in obtaining visas.
> The only thing I can think of is whether there are still any cases 
> where the location is actually an ambassadorial residence, (I am 
> uncomfortable with having them there, my wife is an ambassador) ... 
> but I think the most sensible thing is to deal with them on a 
> case-by-case after putting in place this more rigourous tagging schema.

Yes, amenity=embassy includes some ambassadorial residences, and there 
is some provision for ambassadorial residences in the new scheme.
I am not certain .. but an ambassadorial residence will have 
entertainment functions that can mean its location may need to be known 
by some map users.

Oh I forgot to mention the how I'm thinking of doing this,
Using JOSM one city at a time to get the features that have both 
amenity=embassy and country=*
Check the names for anything specious and cast those aside (I might do 
some work on those but unrelated to the addition directly).
Then add the tag office=diplomatic.

This will not get all of them - some are outside cities, some don't have 
the country tag.
But it will get most of them. The rest should be done by locals, 
possibly maproulette?

> Mike
> On 2019-06-18 03:21, Warin wrote:
>> Following the successful proposal of introducing office=diplomatic to 
>> eventually replace the amenity=embassy (which is used to not only tag 
>> embassies but other diplomatic service) I am proposing to add the 
>> approved tag office=diplomatic to all instances that have both the 
>> tag amenity=embassy with the tag country=*.
>> By only targeting features with both tag i hope to avoid those things 
>> that have been incorrectly tagged amenity=embassy (I found 2 that 
>> look to be brothels!).
>> Any thoughts?
>> ----------------- references
>> Tag https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:office%3Ddiplomatic
>> Proposal for tag 
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/office%3Ddiplomatic
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