[Tagging] Grouping buildings together using relations

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 01:45:39 UTC 2021

Relations are not categories or networks.

We don’t make a relation that includes all the public municipal libraries
in a city, or all the schools in a school district.

Instead each local feature is mapped and tagged individually.

— Joseph Eisenberg

On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 4:15 PM Eric H. Christensen via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> After reviewing the wiki page[0] regarding the types of relations, I'm not
> seeing a solution for what I'm trying to do.
> In an effort to make it easier to maintain several libraries that are all
> in the same system and share much of the same information (like
> opening_hours), I want to group these together in a relation so when these
> commonalities change it makes it much easier update and keeps the entire
> library system up to date.
> Is there an appropriate way to do this in a relation, today?
> [0] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Types_of_relation
> Thanks,
> Eric
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