Proposed features/ruins

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Ruins of a Roman fort
Ruins
Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: zephyr123
Tagging: ruin_type=[[Tag:ruin_type=Anything from <tt style="background:#EEF;white-space:nowrap" dir="ltr">historic=*, building=*), man_made=*, amenity=* if applicable|Anything from historic=*, building=*), man_made=*, amenity=* if applicable]]</tt>
Applies to: node
Definition: To specify the type of a structure that is now abandoned and in ruins
Rendered as: does not need to be rendered, but could be a dotted outline of the rendering of what the ruin was originally
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2011-04-27

The goal of this proposal is to enhance the historic=ruins tag in order to provide more precise tagging about what type of ruins a ruin is.

The types of ruins vary hugely and are not at all captured by historic=ruins. More detail will be helpful for people interested in knowing what the ruin is e.g. castle, church, house.

The use of lifecycle prefix offers some more possibilities.

Proposal

Keep the historic=ruins for any type of ruins that is of historical interest and increase details by using an additional, optional tag:

  • ruin_type=* - Tag describing the building/man made structure type it used to be
  • ruins=* - As of 05/2011 the tag ruins (excluding usage of ruins=yes/no) seams used as equivalent of ruin_type=* . (We could propose this one instead of ruin_type, but the goal is the same.)
Exhaustive list : any value approved from historic=*, building=*, man_made=*, amenity=* if applicable)

Both ruin_type=* or ruins=* could also be used as standalone without historic=ruins if the tagged object is of no historical interest.

As of ~ April 2012 ruins=* is used 280 times (excluding yes/no) and ruin_type=* is used 463 times

actual usage

ruins=

ruin=

building=ruins

building=ruin

ruin_type

Note

This is a refreshed version of an original proposal from User:nop