Seems like a poor choice of name for baby changing facilities. "Diaper" isn't an English word; it's an American one (and FWIW the equivalent English word "Nappy" wouldn't be used for these facilities). --SomeoneElse (talk) 13:03, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
A Few Problems
I think there are a few problems with this tag:
- diaper=* tag did not go through the proposal process.
- Perhaps this should be tagged as "changing_table" to side step the diaper/nappy terms.
- Adult changing tables could be taken into consideration.
- The number of facilities provided is interwoven with the key. That could obfuscate the meaning of the tag for programming and cartography, which makes those activities slightly harder.
- This should this be somehow coordinated with the amenity=toilets tagging. Since I presume, most are in public toilets.
- How do you tag this if it is located in a public toilet within a place such as a restaurant or shop?
- What is the tagging if the baby changing table is only located in the female designated restroom?
- I agree the key is not chosen well, if there is consensus, it may be best to deprecate it in favor of something more verbose, e.g. (for a property) baby_changing_unit=* or diaper_changing_table=*, etc. --Dieterdreist (talk) 10:01, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
- Let me answer your questions in order:
- True, but it is not compulsory, see Any tags you like, Just Map, Good_Practice#Document_your_custom-tags, Proposal process, New Features, User:Joto/How_to_invent_tags. At present the real issue as I see it is that it is under documented. We should extend the wiki page with recommended best practices
- As OpenStreetMap uses British English, hence "nappy" would be the correct term, no doubt about it. Yes, changing_table would work for me too.
- Definitely, for example with changing_table:for=adult/child
- I don't feel that to be an issue, but if you insist, changing_table:count=2 would also work. It would be less confusing if we only allowed changing_table=no/yes/<count>, though. changing_table:location=room/toilets could confer the other orthogonal meaning, although I prefer micromapping instead as outlined below.
- I feel that it is natural to only apply this tag along with amenity=toilets, there is no confusion. Note that it is also mentioned on its wiki page.
- Place a node inside the building of the restaurant nearby the POI and tag it with: amenity=toilets + diaper=yes + access=customers
- amenity=toilets + diaper=yes + female=yes + male=no (although female=only sounds more natural, it might not be handled as well)