[Tagging] courtyards

Alex Rollin alex.rollin at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 07:03:15 UTC 2015

imho a courtyard is related to leisure.

why for: because a courtyard matters to people with leisure time and it is
a luxury of sorts.

why against: perhaps a courtyard is a sequestered area/way as it is often
tagger highway designated footpath as an area, an area that is a Very big
way for foot traffic, and so not leisure at all, just a big highway with
special rules.

I would like to hear more from others. I think courtyards are important,
and they are disappearing, so , if we map them, maybe they will lget more
attention, and their numbers will increase.  I have never tagged a
courtyard as a POI, perhaps because I didn't know how. I hope this
conversation can help lots of people. Thanks for bringing it up!


On Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 6:47 AM, Lukas Sommer <sommerluk at gmail.com> wrote:

> I didn't know that courtyards have their own name ;-)
> In general, it seems a good idea to have a tag (apart from name=*) on
> the inner line of the multipolygon. But I would avoid the key place=*
> because this key is rather used for bigger features and seems to not
> fit well. Maybe there is another key *=courtyard that fits better?
> 2015-02-06 22:14 GMT, Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at>:
> > Courtyards use to be mapped as "inner" members of building
> multipolygons. We
> > can also use the multipolygon relation to assign a name to the bullding.
> If
> > we want to assign a name to the courtyard, we must assign it to the way.
> But
> > then we need some kind of physical tag in addition. Applications won't
> know
> > what do do with the name when there aren't any other tags.
> >
> > Some courtyards are tagged place=locality or highway=pedestrian or
> > leisure=park, but they all seem wrong. A place=locality wouldn't be that
> > strictly delimited, and a park or pedestrian area need not occupy the
> entire
> > courtyard.
> >
> > A courtyard really has nothing to do with leisure=*, and it is not a
> highway
> > either. It's just a hole in a building. What key can we use for this?
> >
> > What about place=courtyard (an area spared by a buildng), analogous to
> > place=island (an area spared by the ocean)?
> >
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