Proposed features/Funeral hall

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The Feature Page for this approved proposal is located at Tag:amenity=funeral_hall.
Funeral hall
Status: Approved (active)
Proposed by: Vollis
Tagging: amenity=funeral_hall
Applies to: node area
Definition: place for holding a funeral ceremony, other than a place of worship
Drafted on: 2020-08-18
RFC start: 2020-08-18
Vote start: 2020-09-01
Vote end: 2020-09-15

Proposal

The tag is supposed to enable proper mapping of (parts of) buildings dedicated to funeral services, that may or may not be religious, often within a cemetery or linked to one.

Usage

amenity=funeral_hall:

building=funeral_hall:

Rationale

In Germany, many cemeteries have so-called Trauerhallen or Feierhallen where funeral services are held. If the cemetery is a religious one (even if multifaith), the building can easily be tagged as place of worship (even if it may occasionally be used for non-religious ceremonies as well), but on cemeteries that are neutral as to religion or belief, these buildings are as a matter of principle open to all kinds of funeral ceremonies, be they conducted by a minister of the gospel, a representative of a secular organisation, a commercial speaker or ad hoc by a member of the family. Currently they are often tagged as place of worship, sometimes with religion=multifaith for lack of a better alternative, all the more so as the German translation Andachtsstätte is quite okay, but they aren't really places of worship, just places that are sometimes used for worshipping (religious services), but with locally varying frenquency (from almost always to very seldomly).

Funeral directors often have such rooms in other countries (like France or Belgium, funérarium) and increasingly in Germany. Such rooms are also regularly found in crematoria. It is suggested not to use the tag funeral_hall, if the room is clearly ancillary to either a funeral directors shop or a crematorium.

It should be noted that a funeral hall is also distinct from a mortuary (which is there to store corpses until their burial).

The tag "funeral_hall" has already occasionally been used (see here and here).

Examples

See also: Rennes, Cimetière de l'Est (image) node 7533780013

Apart from being very common on German cemeteries, such buildings exist on some cemeteries in the Netherlands and France and are currently being promoted by the regional government of Brussels. It can safely be assumed that there are examples in other countries as well.

Rendering

Something that could be a coffin under a roof perhaps...

E.g. Funeral hall.png

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  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. -- LukeTheMapper forgot to sign on 09:20, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Nospam2005 (talk) 09:25, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. Right now page doesn't make it clear if a building should also have the amenity tag --Thibaultmol (talk) 09:29, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
See discussion page: one is for the architecture the other for the usage, like for a place of worship, a school, etc... But you're right the result is missing on this page. --Nospam2005 (talk) 09:41, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
I've changed my vote to yes, assuming that this will be cleared up on the final wiki page as well. The tag itself is very useful, have multiple of these in my area as well (Belgium) --Thibaultmol (talk) 09:49, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
I haven't included it, because I simply don't see what the typical architecture is that makes a building a funeral hall independently of its actual usage (thus I can't justify a tag building=funeral_hall). But if anyone does see that, then of course such a tag would be justified (and I'm happy to say so on the final page). --Vollis (talk) 09:54, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. for the amenity, but not sure if the building tag is needed--Rassilon (talk) 13:59, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Dr Centerline (talk) 15:53, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. —Dieterdreist (talk) 16:44, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Mueschel (talk) 17:15, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --higa4 (talk) 23:56, 1 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Janko (talk) 11:27, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I abstain from voting but have comments I have comments but abstain from voting on this proposal. Note that there are some technically/de iure religiously neutral cemeteries with funeral hall that is used universally/typically as place of worship. I think that in such case amenity=place_of_worship should be used --Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 11:32, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
My understanding is that we map what is and not what is legally supposed to be. In that sense, I think there will always be a grey area where only the individual mapper with local knowledge will be able to decide which way it should go. Vollis (talk) 17:04, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I think the building=* is not needed for a funeral place. In my hometown we used to have a large funeral area there have several building for different religion like Christian Buddhism and folk beliefs, but I have some confusion that whether I should add the tag on the whole "hall" area or I should mark it on every "hall" like Jingxing Hall and 2nd Hall each by each? --tntchn talk 06:40, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
If some of the halls are reserved to one or more religions, then I would tag them "place of worship" (with the relevant religion/denomination), the others "funeral hall". But if you don't know or there are no reserved places, then I guess it's OK to tag the whole area. Vollis (talk) 09:38, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --Majkaz (talk) 14:47, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. I add that in France, this kind of building are very common and are often called "Maison Funéraire" and at this day, there was no dedicated tag on OSM. So, a very useful proposal.--CapitaineMoustache (talk) 19:29, 4 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. In México there are buildings inside and outside cementeries called "Funerarias" where people mourne the deceased. We need to have the ability to tag these facilities. --Meme (talk) 05:58, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --AntMadeira (talk) 16:11, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
  • I approve this proposal I approve this proposal. --501ghost (talk) 19:46, 9 September 2020 (UTC)