Template talk:How to map as a building

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"area around the building"

Hi! The area for, say, a hairdresser should be drawn around the area occupied by the shop. Unless there are no other occupants, this is not the same as the building that the hairdresser occupies! Considering that this mistake is even part of the name of the template, I decided to discuss it, rather than fix it myself. --Tordanik 10:30, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

As the current status, it is described differently by each tags. Some pages (e.g. amenity=school [1]) describes that features should be drawn around the land area, and other pages (e.g. tourism=information [2]) says that features should be drawn around the building outline. This template is for later tags. But as using this template, it can be changed quickly after a discussion.
I think the tag can be also applied to a building because a border of an area of an amenity is often unclear, for example, there can be a hairdresser shop and its owner's house in the same land area together. --Mfuji (talk) 09:26, 21 January 2016 (UTC)
The pages that mentioned "the outline of the building" were incorrect in the first place, though. If a shop only occupies one room of a building, the area should not encompass the whole building. Likewise, if the shop encompasses multiple buildings or other features (e.g. outdoor areas), then the area should be larger than just the building. Schools are not a special case here: Ideally, the area should always be as large as the feature is in reality. That's why I believe this template's name and content should be changed. Right now, it reinforces a common mistake in documentation pages. --Tordanik 15:25, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Tag it with key=value and name.

Perhaps we should add the phrase 'Tag it with shop=watches and name=*.'? Of course the key value from title. I think that should be possible to take it from the title. --geozeisig (talk) 07:25, 21 January 2016 (UTC)