[Tagging] University accommodation (was Re: Future proposal - RFC - amenity=dormitory)

phil at trigpoint.me.uk phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Sat Sep 20 23:09:41 UTC 2014

Dormitories are rooms with multiple beds, usually bunk beds and associated with youth hostels,  certainly not suitable for student accommodation where there is typically one student in a room, maybe two but they are certainly not dormitories. 

Phil (trigpoint )

On Sat Sep 20 2014 23:12:24 GMT+0100 (BST), Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> On 9/20/14, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 2014-09-19 15:52 GMT+01:00 Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de>:
> > I still prefer (d) though if building=dormitory becomes widely
> > accepted then I guess I shall have to swallow that loss for British
> > english!
> Wouldn't be the first time if ever:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:sport%3Dsoccer
> That said, to me dormitories may also apply to other institutionalized
> housing such as housing for staff of a manufacturing plant. Although I
> admit that dormitories are primarily for students in my understanding.
> This ambiguity can be resolved by careful definition in the Wiki if
> ever people accept *=dormitory.
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