[Tagging] tagging monasteries, convents and

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 07:31:52 BST 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 2:00 AM, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

My proposal would be, but note that it's only a proposal and hasn't
been implemented yet, to add "landuse=religious" for these.

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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