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

John Willis johnw at mac.com
Tue Feb 17 21:49:55 UTC 2015

Please read the wiki page, especially the section on limitations. 

If the facility is a stand-alone facility whose primary purpose is not as a place to worship - but merely operated by a religious entity - such as a school, hospital, etc, then it is tagged as it currently is. 

If the facility's main purpose is that of worship, and that facility happens to have - as an amenity to the larger facility - a day care, preschool, Sunday school, in a small room or building that is part of the larger complex for a church or other large religious facility where the primary purpose is the gathering of people to practice their religion/worship - then the religious landuse is used for that complex - and the POW tag is placed on the church building itself.

Just as a Mall is landuse=retail and one of the tenants may be a church, a church grounds may have a small educational amenity, a shop for religious trinkets, a small office, a meeting hall, a boiler or other mechanical support, lawns, parking, playground, etc - all are amenities that support the visitors to the main worship building/object - and are all part of a single named landuse - but the POW is a single (usually) building. 

Being able to say "this area is used for a religious worship facility" and also say "this is the exact spot of the place of worship is immensely useful. It also allows for mixed denominations, mixed religions, and different names to be applied to different POWs - while not implying that all the buildings and amenities onsite are actually POWs - there's no worshiping going on in the parking lot, in the boiler room, on the lawn - you go inside this particular building or go to this particular idol to do your worshipping. 

I hope this clarifies it for you. 


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On Feb 18, 2015, at 6:02 AM, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de> wrote:

>> Having a landuse for “religion” seems simple to understand
> Oh really? Is every Kindergarden run by the chruch in Bavaria now a landuse=religious? What about office building run by the church? What if they overlap with other landuses?
> If people really continute to use this tag I will use it for everything run by the chatholic church in Germany, after all they are the largest private land owner... Then they can have fun with their "church yards".
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