[Tagging] Grouping buildings together using relations

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 16:35:26 UTC 2021

Am Sa., 9. Jan. 2021 um 11:23 Uhr schrieb 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.

A site is something at the same place, more or less. It is not something
the parts of which are located in 5 different places, that would be 5
sites. Spatial proximity is implied in a site relation. Universities with
different locations (typical situation in Europe at least), are operating
different "sites", not the same site which is distributed. That's not a

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