[Tagging] Change of rendering: place of worship and, terminal without building tag

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 10:56:14 UTC 2015

2015-02-15 13:44 GMT+01:00 John Willis <johnw at mac.com>:

> Landuse=religious is a generic version of churchyard.

I agree that a churchyard could have a dedicated tag like
amenity=churchyard (similar to amenity=graveyard) or historic=churchyard.
IMHO "landuse" shouldn't define a feature, but be used as an attribute (the
usage of the land).

> I can think of several large church complexes in California - a massive
> Mormon temple, a Presbyterian church ground a with a small preschool, a
> couple Catholic Churches, a Jehovah's Witness hall, a big mega-church hall,
> a cult-like church that meets in a house (registered as a church so it
> shows up in google maps as one), a mosque, a Greek Orthodox something
> church, a Jewish community center, and now about 100 Buddhist temples and
> Shinto shrines.

let's take a look at the community center: do we want different landuse for
a community center operated by a religious community compared to a profane
one? (This is a question we have to ask ourselves in order to find tagging
definitions, it is not a rhetorical question).

Shall we have different landuses for schools operated by a religious
community compared to a government school?

Just as a sidenote: if I were to tag all residential places in Rome which
belong to the catholic church, 25% of Rome would be "landuse=religious".

So far I have simply added religion=christian, denomination=catholic to
universities, schools and kindergardens operated by the catholic church,
because they are mainly universities, schools and kindergardens, not
religious places in my eyes. There are also banks operated by the church,
is this "religious" landuse?
So far I have not experienced a problem with adding "religion" and
"denomination" tags to features operated by a religious community and have
continued to use the same landuse I'd use otherwise on the same kind of
feature (if any). What would I gain by adding "landuse=religious"?

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