[Talk-GB] too many universities in Cambridge

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Fri May 22 13:28:19 UTC 2015

2015-05-22 14:03 GMT+01:00 SK53 <sk53.osm at gmail.com>:
> For what it is worth, the universities in Nottingham are mapped exactly the
> same way as Cambridge

It doesn't look like that to me. A query on Nottingham finds 16
objects tagged amenity=university, of which 4 are buildings. It looks
to me like Nottingham broadly uses amenity=university at "site level"
rather than "building level" (with some exceptions).

> Finally, my general view is that the only sensible tag for consolidating
> separate campuses is to add an operator=* tag. We could do with some
> agreement about how to label campuses. Do we use "University of Nottingham
> Jubilee Campus" or "Jubilee Campus" etc. And of course some checking on the
> use of the operator tag itself.

Sounds good.

> PS. The use of an icon on the HOT map layer doesn't work for me in 1st world
> countries: but I dont regard that as terribly important, surely the HOT
> layer needs to be directed at places which most need the rendering scheme
> chosen

Oh, absolutely. Sorry for being unclear there: the HOT rendering is
just a real-life example of the rendering problem I wanted to


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