<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_quote"><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex">> Interesting, it hadn't occurred to me to tag a shared grounds<br>
> simultaneously as amenity=school *and* landuse=religious. That would<br>
> at least allow a savvy data consumer to differentiate shared<br>
> school/churchgrounds. For example, an Overpass query would subtract<br>
> double-tagged amenity=school landuse=religious features from the<br>
> overall number of amenity=school features.<br>
For tagging amenity=school over a large area, my question would be<br>
similar -- Is everything inside the area part of the school?<br></blockquote><div><br></div><div>The term you are looking for here is a "campus". Classroom buildings, residence halls, dining facilities, athletic fields, the school store, and recreational facilities are all collectively part of a school/college/university campus.
And yes, we would consider the entire campus to be "the school".
</div><div><br></div><div>These areas can get quite large, for example, there is a university in my state that has (among other things) an agricultural program, and so there are sections of the university that are indistinguishable from farmland (although they are markedly smaller than a large commercial farm might be.</div><div><br></div><div>Conversely, there are also colleges and universities that are entirely housed within a single building in an urban setting.</div><div><br></div><div>There are many flavors of nuance with regard to educational facilities, and any tagging scheme we come up with must be flexible enough that we have the building blocks to construct any variant that may exist in the real world in a human and machine-understandable way.</div></div></div>