Talk:Tag:building=train station

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Train station tagging : new section

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Train_station_tagging --Masaki123(talk) 19 January 2018

Present use

"Station buildings, which now have a different use should not be tagged with building=train_station" was added here. Why? The values of the building key generally refer to the intended use when the building was built -- note the recurring phrase "a building that was built as". If the building has not been comprehensively rebuilt since it functioned as a railway station, it should still be tagged as building=train_station. It should not be tagged as railway=station or public_transport=station, but those are separate tags for a reason. //Essin (talk) 19:02, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Since station buildings are rendered in a darker color, it would not be that good if building=train_station furthermore be used. But maybe someone else can write something about it.--geozeisig (talk) 07:05, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
If it's a rendering issue rather than a tagging issue, it would be better to propose a change at Github. This change effectively redefined the tag without previous discussion. One argument for the current rendering (which I think has been made by other people before me) is that stations that have ceased to function as such would still often be prominent buildings in prominent locations, especially in smaller communities, and therefore useful for orientation. //Essin (talk) 19:51, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
"would still often be prominent buildings in prominent locations, especially in smaller communities, and therefore useful for orientation" - AFAIK what was the reasoning for this change Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 09:26, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
I thought I had seen the motivation somewhere, but I couldn't find it when I looked for it earlier. //Essin (talk) 21:43, 28 February 2018 (UTC)