[Tagging] Tagging shared campuses: landuse=school?

Tony Shield tony.shield999 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 08:17:14 UTC 2019


Hi

Like that. Similar issues in UK.

TonyS999

On 04/04/2019 08:55, Jeroen Hoek wrote:
> # Background
>
> When tagging a school, as per the current documentation, ideally the
> amenity=school tag is applied to the school grounds, implying its
> landuse. This works fine for single schools that have their own
> building, on their own grounds.
>
> However, in many countries schools can share a common campus. To
> facilitate mapping these, the landuse=school proposal was drafted:
>
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/landuse%3Dschool
>
> This allows the mapper to tag the shared grounds as landuse=school, and
> place the separate schools as nodes or buildings tagged with
> amenity=school within.
>
>
> This approach appears to be used quite a lot in France. One example:
>
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/619185410
>
> As you can see, Carto-OSM refuses to render landuse=school for now:
>
> https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues/3381.--
>
>
> The French OpenStreetMap rendering meanwhile does render it:
>
> https://tile.openstreetmap.fr/?layers=B00000000FFFFFF&zoom=18&lat=48.94156&lon=2.36763
>
>
> Effectively, this means French mappers utilize landuse=school, while the
> rest won't for lack of documentation and progress on the proposal.
>
>
> # Proposal
>
> I've encountered a number of cases where multiple institutions related
> to education share a single campus or area. I'm missing a suitable tag
> for shared grounds or campuses (which often have their own name).
>
> A common example that is gaining popularity in the Netherlands is having
> amenity=kindergarten and amenity=school share a building and grounds.
>
> Another example is amenity=university sharing a campus with
> amenity=college and amenity=research_institute. All distinct educational
> entities on a single named campus.
>
> For the former example landuse=school seems suitable, but for the latter
> a more generic landuse seems desirable.
>
> What I want to propose is a landuse=education that can be taken as the
> most generic form of landuse for educational purposes. This tag is
> already in use (~500). Here, landuse=education will be similar to how
> landuse=religious is used for grounds that house multiple
> amenity=place_of_worship. It can be used for a range for educational
> amenities, such as school, college, and university.
>
> Then, landuse=school (~5000 in use) can be seen as a more specific form
> of landuse=education.
>
> Would such a proposal help move this issue forward? Anything that is
> missing or glaringly wrong? I'll write up the proposal (subsuming the
> current landuse=school proposal) and documentation if there is enough
> support for this.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jeroen Hoek
>
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