[Tagging] Test prep centres and cram schools as amenity=prep_school?

石野貴之 yumean1119 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 08:53:29 UTC 2019


Tagging schemes for cram schools and tutorial centers have been discussed
very often,
but none of the discussion got to the solid conclusion.

I am strongly concerned about the situation, and requested for comments on
my diary.
ML: https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/tagging/2019-May/045457.html
English: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/yumean1119/diary/364867
Japanese: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/yumean1119/diary/364501

My proposal is the following:
1. Use a well-documented tag for the main tag. I think
office=educational_institution would be the best, but amenity=prep_school
or another tagging is also OK.
2. Then, add education=cram_school or education=tutoring as an auxiliary tag.

When I posted my idea on the discussion page at
There was a comment by Warin61:

--cited from
Because it would be confusing to have educational features under 2 keys
particularly when one of them is named *educational*. Think about teaching
a new mapper, a clear logical order is far easier to learn than one where
some bits are other there while others are in yet another area. Warin61
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Warin61> (talk
<https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User_talk:Warin61>) 08:54, 9 June 2019

Yeah, I must admit that having two keys in one feature is cofusing.
However, throwing away current tags like amenity=school and promoting to
use education=* tags is much worse. This obviously breaks forward
compatibility. That's why I want to use education=* as a sub tag, not as a
main tag.

I think it's the chance of a lifetime to deepen the discussion about
tagging educational features, because today is the very day someone
chaneged the status at
to abandoned and the original auther Erkinalp reverted the status back to
proposed. This shows he/she has not lost the motivation!

Takayuki Ishino (User: yumean1119)
yumean1119 at gmail.com
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