[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Approved - Multiple schools on one ground

Jeroen Hoek mail at jeroenhoek.nl
Sat May 29 09:27:40 UTC 2021

On 29-05-2021 10:22, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> On 29 May 2021, at 08:16, Robin Burek <robin.burek at gmx.de> wrote:
>> My meaning it is approved, because it was part of the proposal. (See
>> proposal "The tag amenity
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:amenity>=school
>> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dschool> is approved
>> for tagging only the school (one school = one element).")
>> I'm not intended to start a edit war: Your opinions?
> IMHO this is an euphemism because the proposal “deprecated” or tried to
> deprecate mapping schools as areas if there are more than one on the
> same ground, and you are trying to enforce this in the documentation
> under the umbrella of one feature=one element. This leads to information
> loss because you can’t tell the extent of a school when it is only
> represented by a node.

Schools can still be mapped as areas, also within landuse=education. You
can and may map amenity=school as an area (e.g., on the building outline
if it has its own building on the shared grounds). This is also in the
current version of the documentation.

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