[Tagging] School and training

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 14:17:36 UTC 2013

Two big counter-examples to your argument are restaurants and places of
worship:  "If I'm looking for a [Chinese restaurant or Catholic church] I
am not interested in finding also a [pizza restaurant or Synagogue]"

That said, what you're proposing (separate amenity tags for different types
of other schools) seems to be what's happening anyway, albeit slowly.
Here's the top amenity tags with a value including school (from
http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/?key=amenity#values, searching for
values with "school"):

school    546360
driving_school    3851
preschool    225
dancing_school    174
ski_school    112
school;place_of_worship    92
music_school    65
language_school    40
prep_school    35
dance_school    19
School    18
school;kindergarten    12
place_of_worship;school    10
schoolyard    10
couching_school    8
pre_school    8
riding_school    8
boarding_school    6
kindergarten;school    6
nursery_school    6
diving_school    5
musical_school    5
private_school    5
professional_school    5
sport_school    5
art_school    4
school (historic)    4
tuition_school    4

And it goes on like that with things like cooking, dog, aviation, sailing,
art, etc schools.  So if this seems like the way forward, it would at least
be good to document a list of values people can refer to.

Also, fwiw, amenity=tutoring is used 15 times and amenity=tutor 9 times.


On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2013/9/6 fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com>
>> -1
>> Can't we use a different key like education or training and then use
>> subkeys ?
>> I do not like to find a new amenity=* for each kind of educational
>> service or training.
> What would be the benefit? If I'm looking for a language school I am not
> interested in finding also dancing schools or driving schools or diving
> schools, or chess training or basketball training. They also do have almost
> nothing in common. We don't follow this approach for most other tags
> neither (e.g. highway=road, road=primary or amenity=shop, shop=grocery).
> This subtagging idea comes up from time to time, but there is really not
> much benefit IMHO if the objects are completely different. Subtags should
> be used to distinguish similar features, e.g. for which language they offer
> courses, but "training" is really too generic to give any reasonable
> results if standing alone.
> cheers,
> Martin
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