Talk:Tag:amenity=refugee site

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Would be good to go back to defining the :for suffix or other way of distinguishing between refugee, IDP, evacuee, migrant and other sites. Unfortunately we cannot reuse, so perhaps should create refugee_site:for? --Øukasz (talk) 08:29, 14 May 2020 (UTC)


Aren't we currently duplicating information in the article body and the sidebar? I mean the two sections: "useful tag combinations" and "see also". --Øukasz (talk) 07:25, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Yes, usually almost all the information in the sidebar is also mentionded in a more human-readable format in the article text. The Infobox is in a more machine-readable, standardized format. --Jeisenbe (talk) 17:03, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

Use as multipolygon relation

I don't see the reason that mapping refugee sites as relation is discuraged. I can imaging situations where the limits of a refugee site share different segments of, let's say, one residential area, a scrub and a riverbank. In that case, reusing those segments to create the limits of the refugee site as a multipolygon relation would be the most appropriate. edvac (talk) 13:35, 12 August 2020 (UTC)

A multipolygon is a type of area. So if onArea=yes, this means "you can map this feature as a closed way or as a multipolygon." --Jeisenbe (talk) 15:19, 12 August 2020 (UTC)
Yes. That's the reason I am asking why, in the "Used on these elements" section, multipolygon icon is crossed out (onRelation = no). It should be onRelation = yes, right? edvac (talk) 17:59, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
No. Multipolygons are areas. So if you can only use a tag on multipolygons and closed ways, but not on route relations or other common types of relations, it is onArea = yes and onRelation = no - this is very common, since many features can be areas. --Jeisenbe (talk) 05:41, 14 August 2020 (UTC)
Ok! I see now the difference. In any case, it's for me very confusing this symbolism in general, because areas can be either ways or relations in OSM, and at the same time, if you hover over the crossed out symbols it tells you that it cannot be used on ways nor relations, that isn't true. Anyway, settled. Thanks. edvac (talk) 06:59, 14 August 2020 (UTC)