[Tagging] multiple schools on one plot

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 12:57:03 UTC 2021

Am Do., 1. Apr. 2021 um 14:50 Uhr schrieb Robin Burek <robin.burek at gmx.de>:

> Hey everybody,
> in a chat of the german community we have discussed the problem, that in
> some locations we have two or more school on one plot/ground. Sometimes
> they use the same buildings.
> So you have a "school area" and two or three schools.

While it is frequently tagged like this, a "school" is  quite often more
than just a building. I would map the area of the school (including outside
grounds if any) and tag with amenity=school. name=....
for each school. Where the schools are using the same area you will have
overlapping polygons in OSM, no problem.


> There were the problem, that often the "school area" (as an area) and the
> schools (marked as nodes) get the amenity=school-tags. So when you have two
> schools, there are three amenity=school-tags. How would you handle this? We
> (the german chat group) aggreed, that this technique is not fitting, but
> there is no better method.
> I would propose there to use the tagging-schema:
>    1. only one school -> you *can *add landuse=school to the
>    amenity=school-Area but it isn't required.
>    2. When on one plot are multiple schools -> landuse=school for the
>    plot and
>       1. seperate nodes with amenity=school for every school or
>       2. when only one building used by one school - amenity=school on
>       the building=school
> Greetings
> Robin
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