[Tagging] Grouping buildings together using relations

Eric H. Christensen eric at aehe.us
Tue Jan 5 02:28:29 UTC 2021

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On Monday, January 4, 2021 9:24 PM, Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:

> On Mon, 4 Jan 2021 21:04:41 -0500
> Jmapb jmapb at gmx.com wrote:
> > There's a continuum here, but to my mind a university, even if it's
> > spread across a whole city, can be thought of a single site. The
> > branches of a library system, perhaps less so...
> Yes, I agree. I may have misunderstood the OP (apparently I have :) and
> thought of a single library that is spread across a few buildings, not
> something like a municipal library network. In the latter case I would
> not expect them to share too many attributes, especially not the
> opening hours, but that might differ of course.

For this system, imagine four locations that share *all* attributes except for the name, address, and phone number.

> Although I have to say in this context that I am not a big fan of an
> overly strict interpretation of the "Relations are not Categories" rule.
> IMHO OSM uses too few relations where it should (streetnames!)



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