[Tagging] University with buildings in 2 cities

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sat Jan 28 17:35:41 GMT 2012

David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:

> On 25/01/2012 11:12, Gerhard Hermanns wrote:
> > I'd like to do some mapping on the university of Duisburg-Essen.
> I've been using
>    operator=University of Cambridge
> on areas marked
>    amenity=university
> for my university mapping project, rather than trying to do anything 
> with relations. This makes it much more amenable to many existing
> tools 
> to spot the commonality.
> See
>   http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Cambridge/University_of_Cambridge
> and
>    http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/davidearl/diary/15398
> David

I think this approach (using the operator tag rather than relations) is the best way to handle related entities that are located far apart, and don't include the large areas in between.  This applies not only to universities but to many other types of entities as well.

John F. Eldredge --  john at jfeldredge.com
"Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all." -- Hypatia of Alexandria

More information about the Tagging mailing list