Proposed features/tag:landuse=garages

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The Feature Page for this approved proposal is located at Tag:landuse=garages.


tag:landuse=garages
Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Zkir
Tagging: landuse=garages
Applies to: area
Definition: area occupied by garages
Rendered as: Up to particular renderer (yellow area is suggested)
Drafted on: 2009-08-30
RFC start: 2009-09-12
Vote start: 2009-10-05
Vote end: 2009-10-19

Motivation

In many countries (in Russia, other ex-soviet countries, and even in UK, see discussion page) in the cities there are vast areas occupied by garage boxes. It's a special type of city landscape (see pictures below). Main purpose is to store cars, but frequently, some boxes can be used for different purpose - different kinds of things can be stored by owners in the garages (old furniture, crops, etc). Generally, only owners of garages has access to this area. In most cases such territory is guarded by a watchman with dogs.

Special tag is required to map such areas, because amenity=parking (opposite proposal) even with additional tags does not reflect all the peculiarities of this type of city landscape. It's not a public parking (as it is required by Tag:amenity=parking), and it not interesting for city visitors and even natives unless they are owners of the garage boxes there.

These in Australia are known as 'self storage units". Usually they are for rental, and you can rent different size boxes according to your need.

Why not building=garage

This is not a single structure, the complex can consist of hundreds or even thousands of buildings.

Numbers

These areas are quite common in Russia, I believe about 5%-10% of the territory of Sergiev Posad (quite typical provincial town) is occupied by such landscape.

Rendering

Up to particular renderer. (Yellow polygon is suggested).


How to Tag

Tag Description Photo Aerial Imagery
landuse=garages One level buildings with boxes commonly for cars, usually made of brick and metal. Usualy this area belong to garage cooperative with own name, chairman, budget, rules, security, etc. only bricks

bricks/metal mixed

big area (sat)

>1000 garages


Links

  1. Questions about garage complexes
  2. Discussion at the russian-speaking forum

Discussion

Please see Talk:Proposed features/tag:landuse=garages

Voting

Please vote here, using {{vote|yes}} ~~~~ or {{vote|no}} ~~~~ . If you think that "garages" is incorrect word for this proposal, please suggest your variant.

  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Hind 20:13, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Glebius 20:34, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Vrabcak 20:49, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. This can easily be used on the general area while parking=garage for the individual spaces. --Skippern 02:23, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Ilis 02:31, 6 October 2009 (UTC) -- This helpful for large areas of landscape
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Delta foxtrot2 04:16, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Surly 04:49, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Shadowjack 07:15, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. vvoovv 07:25, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. AMDmi3 11:30, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Alex 545 11:37, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Ezhick 12:17, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Vvn 12:19, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Ivan Komarov 12:28, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Asaw 14:09, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. tolixx 16:16, 6 October 2009
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. neutron 03:34, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Antares19 02:20, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. hoda 23:23, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Komяpa 10:10, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. mea.john 08:41, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. JacekS 09:26, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. EdLoach 07:53, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal.. I'd prefer a subtype of residential. Ipofanes 08:22, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Would be useful to know where you are; there's a row of garages here, so I must be here on the map. Kevin Steinhardt 12:33, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. amentiy=* is a subtype of landuse=*. With amenity=parking exists a already approved tag for a possibility of parking. So it would be better to extend parking=*. --Vsandre 09:40, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

The vote is ended. Results: 23 votes yes and only 3 no. So the feature is approved.

  • I oppose this proposal I oppose this proposal. Sad that I missed the "vote" because the class "landuse" is inappropriate here. Such garages areas are always in urban zones already tagged as landuse=residential. What you create here is a superposition of two landuse polygones where it should be exclusive. This will force contributors to add a tag "layer" or force renderers to take a special handling of this tag. As it was said above, the class amenity is much more appropriate. -- Pieren 10:34, 29 November 2009 (UTC)