|Proposal status:||Abandoned (inactive)|
|Definition:||A tag for identifying human-made (artificial) structures added to the landscape|
The key artificial=* would replace the key man_made=*. This proposal has been abandoned as there may be a better way to define all tags using the man_made key by going through each use separately. Thanks to all those who contributed to the discussion.
The word 'Man' in the Old English sense 'mann' had the primary meaning of 'adult human' and was adapted for use for an 'adult male human' as well. Today however, it is widely considered that the term 'man' no longer has a dual meaning and solely is the term used for defining an 'adult male human'.
Research has been undertaken (Editing Canadian English, 2000) and confirmed that when people read or hear the generic version of 'man', people form mental pictures of males. Over the past century, government bodies, companies, publishers and academic institutions have made gender-neutral vocabulary a requirement.
The common usage of 'natural' for those objects made by nature brings to mind an antonym which would fully encapsulate objects not created by nature - 'Artificial'.
Artificial is by definition is made or produced by human skill so by replacing the term man_made with artificial it allows for consistency with the 'nature' tagging scheme, and also promotes gender-Inclusive language use.
|Tagging until now||Tagging with proposed tags|
|man_made=(user defined)||artificial=(user defined)|
Phase 1: New tagging scheme introduced beginning 2021-01-01 00:00 UTC+0
Newly mapped man_made/artificial objects should be dual tagged to allow for the transition by programmers and users.
Phase 2: Retagging of existing tags beginning 2021-07-01 00:00 UTC+0
Dual tagging to stop and the gradual change of old tags to begin.
Any validation and correction tools should prompt users to update man_made tags where appropriate.
Phase 3: Full Depreciation of the existing man_made tag 2026-01-01 00:00 UTC+0
Most tags should be retagged by this point.
Remaining tags are to be marked as 'invalid use of tag' in validation and correction tools.
Phase 4: All man_made tags to be removed 2031-01-01 00:00 UTC+0
All man_made tags by this time should be retagged.
There should be no further use of the man_made tag.
- https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-us/2017-March/017123.html - a post from Joshua Huston - talk-us 2017-03-10
- https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-latam/2017-March/000620.html - a post from Marco Antonio - talk-latam 2017-03-12
- https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=man_made - "man_made" is an in use tag and has ~4m uses
- https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=artificial - "artificial" is a tag and value which is partially in use.
Please comment on the discussion page.