[Tagging] Grouping buildings together using relations

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 11:06:45 UTC 2021

In Nederland, Leiden is the seat of Leiden University. The University has
offices and buildings all over Leiden, all named Leiden University and a
subname indicating faculty, and most faculties use several buildings,
sometimes grouped together, sometimes apart.

I guess you could call Leiden the site, and group the buildings together in
a site_relation named Leiden University and tagged with common details, and
members all the buildings.

To me that's different from a collection of items (instances) such as
Google offices in different countries, or shops in a franchise.

That said, I am not planning to map universities. Libraries have little
place in my personal universe. Places where printed archives are kept,
weren't they?

Peter Elderson

Op za 9 jan. 2021 om 11:23 schreef Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com>:

> I agree that "tying together" two corresponding bus stops for opposite
> travel directions with site relation is a somewhat stretched interpretation
> of the site concept, but tying together library branches or university
> institutes is much more in line with the site concept and should simply be
> described on the site relation wiki page, as it seems to be in reasonable
> use. This would help many mappers who are still looking for a tagging  to
> "tie together" such distributed institutions in OSM.
> (disclaimer: I have never used a site type relation for a library or
> university, nor for twin bus stops)
> On Sat, 9 Jan 2021 at 10:39, Stefan Tauner <stefan.tauner at gmx.at> wrote:
>> On Sat, 9 Jan 2021 10:20:04 +0100
>> Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > (note that not all results are universities or libraries, as the site
>> > relation is also used to tie together bus stop platforms)
>> Like in 50% of my samples (of n=4 :P).
>> Why is this the case? Was the use of site for in this manner ever a
>> thing? These should clearly by changed to follow the appropriate pt
>> scheme (type=public_transport and public_transport=stop_area),
>> shouldn't they?
>> --
>> Kind regards/Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Stefan Tauner
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