[Tagging] tagging monasteries, convents and

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 01:00:10 BST 2011


looking at the available data and in the wiki I'm currently missing
some tags for monasteries.

All I found is this: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:historic%3Dmonastery

which suggests to tag former monasteries as historic=monastery and the
monastery building as monastery=yes. If I see this right there is
currently no tag for a monastery as an institution/place, nor for some
of it's parts (the church will be tagged like any other church I
think, the garden could also be tagged with leisure=garden and maybe a
garden type, but the dorms and other specific places could merit some
dedicated tags).

I would like to distinguish between (and maybe more, let's see what
you can contribute).
monastery
convent
canonry
sanctuary
abbey
friary

(some might be attributes or subtags)

For the comunity that operates the place I will make a list in the
wiki so we can propose a set of typical values in unified form.
We could use the keys "operator" and "operator_congregation" (e.g.
"Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception") for these.

This would be tagged on a surrounding area (or multipolygon relation
or site relation). Any comments? Wikipages I missed? Tags in use?

cheers,
Martin



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