Talk:Tagging in Support of Women and Girls

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Should there be a dedicated tag for shops selling breastfeeding related stuff? Joost schouppe (talk) 18:27, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

The proposed tags are at odds with the social_facility tagging scheme that is in fairly wide use and, if necessary, can be expanded to cover more specialized facilities easily. SimonPoole (talk) 19:04, 4 February 2016 (UTC) Fixed --Bgirardot (talk) 17:18, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

It should be noted that for certain of the facilities (for example shelters against domestic violence) that these are in general only mapped if they are actually sign posted and not from "insider" knowledge given the potential issues making their locations known may cause (this is a well discussed issue).SimonPoole (talk) 19:04, 4 February 2016 (UTC) Fixed --Bgirardot (talk) 17:40, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Further menstrual_pad_dispenser (or rather menstrual_pad) should be a vending value for SimonPoole (talk) 19:04, 4 February 2016 (UTC) Fixed --Bgirardot (talk) 17:22, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for that Simon, I'll get it updated shortly. --Bgirardot (talk) 19:21, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

btw sanitary_pad might be culturally slightly less touchy SimonPoole (talk)
Ok, not up to me really, I think it is intended to be clear and easily translated. I think it was used in MapKibera, but everyone can see the suggestion and I'll leave it up to those with more experience.--Bgirardot (talk) 19:59, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Simon, for the really helpful feedback. I agree that caution should be taken when mapping domestic violence shelters. Some make their presence well-known and are already on Google Maps/have their addresses posted online, in which case they should also be on OSM. Insider knowledge shouldn't be used to map these shelters. I will change the tag description to clarify that. I'm not sure of the difference between menstrual pad and sanitary pad in various cultures and would love to hear from others as well. --Courtney Clark Courtney.m.clark 13:25, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
I think there are numerous points where mappers have decided that mapping womens' (domestic violence) shelters was rarely appropriate on OSM. Care needs to be taken in construing the meaning for low counts of such facilities on OSM. Probably also many people are aware of their approximate rather than precise locations, which also militates against mapping them. Some other things which may or may not be appropriate to map: combined school/social care centres for young mothers of school age (local one to me is under threat); sexual health clinics. AFIAK most Family Planning clinics in UK are now within GP surgeries/health centres, but there may be a residual number of standalone services: many of which were not at permanent locations. I'll check with friend, who specialises in this field of medicine, when I see her next. SK53 (talk) 19:11, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

I recently found this mobile phone program [1]. It shows places close by for breast feeding in private. Usually those are shops like pharmacies, drug stores or restaurants who will provide one of their rooms for it. I thought this could be mapped in OSM as well with an additional tag to the shop. --Datendelphin (talk) 15:14, 16 March 2016 (UTC)