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tourism=attraction

Posted by Pieren on 25 September 2013 in English (English)

In the (long) list of tags I don't like, I should add the "tourism=attraction". I find it sometimes on elements with just a name (a library in my case). It is just used to highlight something on the map when people are too lazy to search the right tag (amenity=library) -> "tourism=attraction" is a tag for the renderer and more important, is almost always subjective.

Comment from compdude on 25 September 2013 at 17:03

I agree with you that it is subjective. One could easily argue that a library could be tagged as tourism=attraction, especially if it has a unique design or if it's a historic landmark. For example, the Central Library in Downtown Seattle is quite an attraction because of its unique design. Nevertheless, tagging a library as tourism=attraction is still a misuse of the tag.

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Comment from malenki on 18 October 2013 at 15:17

You shouldn't dislike the tag but the people misusing it.
And you shouldn't only dislike them but tell them how to do better. ;)

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