Proposed features/Dog Poop Area

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Description
This is an area designated for pets (dogs) urinate and excrete. Unlike dog_park label, the main objective of the area is not that dogs play. It is usually small and fenced areas, but can also just be a designated patch of grass by the side of the road. It is known as pee-can in some countries.

onNode=yes

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Useful combination

barrier=fence
area=yes

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Status: proposed

Dog poop area
Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: Erielkhan; Joost schouppe
Tagging: amenity=to be decided
Applies to: node Node area Area
Definition: This is an area designated for pets (dogs) urinate and excrete.
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2014-10-28/2017-01-20

Proposal

This proposal is here to help pick the best tag.

Option 1: amenity=dog_toilet

plus: it is very clear what it means, even for non-native speakers

min:

  • we would need cat_toilet, hamster_toilet etc over time.
  • technically, a toilet is something to sit down on, made out of porcelain with a flushing system etc. So technically, a dog "toilet" isn't a toilet. (However it can be noted that "going to the toilet" is a very common way of expressing the act of defecation, even if there are no actual toilets around)


Option 2: amenity=potty_area:

plus: easily expandable to show which animals are welcomed min:

  • it's eufemistic babytalk, not as descriptive, especially for

non-native speakers

  • needs a subtag to clarify that this is for dogs, which is probably the case in over 99% of the objects

Option 3: amenity=pet_relief_area:

plus: easily expandable min:

  • "relief" is very euphemistic, and doesn't even show up in many dictionaries as associated with defecation. Non-natives might easily think this is something completely different.
  • needs a subtag to clarify that this is for dogs, which is probably the case in over 99% of the objects


Option 4: amenity=pet_toilet.

plus:

  • easily expandable with dog=designated, cat=yes etc.

min: needs a subtag to clarify that this is for dogs, which is probably the case in over 99% of the objects (Could be documented as implying dog=designated. Other pets could be added with cat=yes, etc.

Related discussions on tagging: 1 and 2.


Related to

Amenity, Animals.

Tag

Tag Description
amenity=? Generic tag for a dog/pet potty/relief/toilet area.
water= Indicates whether watering facilities are available, and if you need to Bring Your Own Bowl
bags= Indicates poop collection bags are provided at the facility
waste_disposal= Indicates rubbish bins are provided

Usage

<tag k="amenity" v="potty_area"/>
<tag k="water" v="trough"/>
<tag k="water" v="tap"/>
<tag k="water" v="yes"/>
<tag k="water" v="no"/>
<tag k="bags" v="yes"/>
<tag k="bags" v="no"/>
<tag k="waste_disposal" v="yes"/>
<tag k="waste_disposal" v="no"/>

Rendering

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Voting

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See also