Proposed Amenity Reorganization

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See also Key:amenity

The amenity key is currently used for so many different things that it has no meaning. It has become a catch all category for everything that doesn't have a place elsewhere. I'm proposing breaking it up into more keys to help make things more organized.

Proposed keys:

  • Amenity
  • Death
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Financial
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Sustenance
  • Transportation
  • Waste

With their tags:


  • BBQ
  • Bench
  • Drinking_fountain
  • Emergency_Telephone
  • Fountain
  • Shelter
  • Telephone
  • Toilet


  • Graveyard
  • Crematorium

Maybe also things like tombs, catacombs, mortuaries, funeral homes, etc. Could probably also replace landuse=cemetary


  • School
  • College
  • Library
  • University


  • Arts_centre
  • Brothel
  • Cinema
  • Nightclub
  • Theatre
  • Studio


  • ATM
  • Bank
  • Bureau_de_change

Maybe also check cashing, brokerages, stock exchanges, commodity exchanges, etc


  • Baby_hatch
  • Courthouse
  • Embassy
  • Fire_station
  • Police_station
  • Post_office
  • Post_box
  • Public_building
  • Prison
  • Townhall

I think a lot of other types government buildings could be added here as well.


  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Hospital
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary

This key has been proposed and passed a vote (15-4) but no further work has been done with it because the proposer doesn't have time. I'd move it along but I think it should be part of a larger reorganization of amenity. There are a lot of other tags that could be put in this category so I think its an especially important one.


  • Biergarten
  • Cafe
  • Fast_food
  • Food_court
  • Pub
  • Restaurant


  • Bicycle_parking
  • Bicycle_rental
  • Bus_station
  • Car_rental
  • Car_sharing
  • Ferry_terminal
  • Fuel
  • Parking
  • Taxi_stands

I think there has been discussion about a key somewhat like this but nothing has been officially proposed.


  • Recycling
  • Waste_basket
  • Waste_disposal

Maybe also things like dumps, recycling baskets, etc.

That leaves us with a few stray tags which I think can be better placed elsewhere.

Hunting_stand can go in leisure. Marketplace can go in landuse. Signpost can go in the proposed information key. Vending_machine can go in the shop key, or failing that, its own key.

Which leaves place_of_worship. Maybe in a new spiritual key with things like holy_site, etc? It really doesn't fit well in amenity though.