Proposed features/boundary=health

From OpenStreetMap Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Health boundaries
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: Claire_Halleux
Tagging: boundary=health
Applies to: Area, Relation
Definition: Specific tagging for health boundaries
Rendered as: TBD
Drafted on: 2016-02-17

Health boundaries appear to be different from administrative boundaries in a significant number of countries.

Proposal

Rationale

Examples

Tagging

Tag Element Comments
boundary=health Way Area Relation A tag for health divisions limits and relations
health_level=* Way Area Relation A tag to describe the level of the health division, working in a similar way as admin_level=*
name=* Area Relation The name of the health division
ref=* Area Relation The reference code (id number) associated to the health division by the national health authority (SNIS in DRC)

In countries suveyed so far, there seem to be usually 3 to 4 active levels of health divisions. The suggestion initially expressed on this wiki and already followed in the DRC was to use only the even numbers for describing the different health levels. This strategy will allow creating additional intermediate levels in the future, with limited consequences (using the odd numbers when necessary).

The following tag can be applied to objects such as villages, health facilities or smaller health divisions, in order to indicate from which health division they are part of.

Tag Element Comments
is_in:health_level2=* Node Way Relation The name of the health division of level 2 including the object.
is_in:health_level4=* Node Way Relation The name of the health division of level 4 including the object.
is_in:health_level6=* Node Way Relation The name of the health division of level 6 including the object.
is_in:health_level8=* Node Way Relation The name of the health division of level 8 including the object.

Applies to

Rendering

Features/Pages affected

Comments

Please comment on the discussion page.