[Tagging] Tagging shared campuses: landuse=school?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 11:51:06 UTC 2019

Am Do., 4. Apr. 2019 um 09:57 Uhr schrieb Jeroen Hoek <mail at jeroenhoek.nl>:

> 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.

why not overlap the amenity=school (one for each school, including the
grounds)? This allows to show that it is a common campus, while otherwise
you only associate the buildings with the school and make no statement
about the campus, other than it is used by some (undefined) school. It also
leads to better results in search (shows the whole school area), without
any modification of the existing system. You could exclude those buildings
from the area which are not part of the specific school.

landuse=school also conflicts with situations where a school is inside an
administration (or other) building, but these may be few.

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