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Artwork : only for tourists

Posted by Pieren on 18 October 2013 in English (English)

If you search 'artwork' in OSM, you find the tag "tourism=artwork". Which means that art is reserved for tourists in OSM ! Funny

Comment from Stalfur on 18 October 2013 at 14:20

Good point. Much left to do in making sense of what was arbitrary tagging that has since become the standard to use if you want default Mapnik to render it.

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Comment from Tom Chance on 18 October 2013 at 15:34

It was also quite funny when we got the proposal for tourism=gallery through for art galleries. Some people thought there was no need because we already had art shops and museums.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Art_gallery

Somebody did suggest a great big revision of tags under a "culture" key, but it got nowhere because, like all great big revisions, it would only lead to an even bigger mess of old and new tagging systems.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/culture

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Comment from jutezak on 18 October 2013 at 20:08

Ah well, tags...

Even restaurants confuse me. A lunchroom can be high quality food which would place it out of the fast food taging. but a restaurant it is not. And how about cafe (with just coffee and pie) and cafe (coffee and beer) and bar and pub?

Why not tourism=restaurant anyway? Sensible people should eat at home if that is nearby ;)

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Comment from SK53 on 19 October 2013 at 09:41

tourism=hotel is the one which bugs me. I spend around 10 years when most weekdays I was living in a hotel, but I sure as hell wasn't a tourist.

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