[Tagging] site relations for city walls?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 17:02:22 UTC 2020

Looking back at the history of the site relation, it looks as if the
concept originated from schools, colleges, universities, airports,  and
military bases for situations where the objects are not within a well
defined perimeter. Documented uses include historical sites, even though
they are not quoted in recent versions of the wiki page.

Reading the wiki versions, I would say the "site" relation is extremely
vaguely defined.

I would think we are free to make it something useful.

At the risk of repeating myself, I believe there is a need  for something
like the site relation for a whole array of more or less widely scattered
objects that belong together. Just a few:

   - non-campus universities, research institutions, schools
   - the offices of public institutions (city, regional, country
   governments, the European Union institutions)
   - archaeological sites (aqueducts, Hadrian's Wall, the Limes in Germany,
   the Great Wall of China, The Iron Curtain, city walls, former Railways,
   former canals and other waterways, former underground mines, ...)
   - power plants (hydro-electric, wind power, ...)
   - active mines
   - distributed museums


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