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

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 16 12:25:16 UTC 2015

Am 16.02.2015 um 11:56 schrieb Martin Koppenhoefer:
> 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"?


I usually use amenity=place_of_worship for the whole area similar to
amenity=school and amenity=hospital.

Do not think landuse=religious is any landuse.

The problem with the numbers are that a small number of users did
introduce it and iD and JOSM way to early introduced presets for it,
even when the tag was by far established and the discussion about it on
this list was not finished, yet.

cu fly

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