On 25/11/2020 12:54, Phake Nick wrote:
I don't think it is appropriate to add one-off temporary facilities into OSM.

As soon as you do the sums it seems pretty unlikely that these will be "one-off temporary facilities".

Governments and health authorities may be able to move to a more "business as usual" vaccination approach (e.g. alongside things like TB or seasonal flu) in the fullness of time, but that's going to be at the absolute earliest the back end of next year.

As an aside, it's probably worth explaining why people sometimes say that OSM isn't a place for one-off temporary things (for example, a music festival that usually happens over a couple of days, once a year).  The reasoning goes that although some people look at OSM data "live", many do not.  Many (perhaps most) 3rd-party consumers of OSM update only rarely, and by definition all offline apps show data as it was at some point in the past. If the data that they grab happens to coincide with a temporary event in OSM their users will be very confused.

There comes a point, of course, when a "temporary " thing is worth mapping.  I've mapped https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/601820045 as closed because it's been that way for a couple of years and (despite the council signage) is pretty unlikely to be sorted out in the next few weeks.

At what stage something changes from a "one-off temporary" thing to something definitely worth mapping is a question worth discussing, though.

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