[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Bogus Zaba bogsub at bogzab.plus.com
Sun Jan 3 13:40:00 UTC 2016

On 02/01/16 15:24, Dave F. wrote:
> On 02/01/2016 12:51, Brian Prangle wrote:
>> That gives a total of 32,318 schools. Taginfo shows 27,191 schools
>> which is 84.1% coverage in OSM. However 6,348 are represented as
>> nodes only. It would be great to have these as polygons and
>> associated buildings. It would also be great to have close to 100%
>> coverage.
>> This data comes from a cursory web search. If anyone has better or
>> newer data, it's welcome.
> From experience I would say schools are the entities that are most
> likely to be mapped with duplicating nodes & polygons, so I'm unsure
> if those numbers are truly representative. I've even noticed that
> individual school buildings are occasionally tagged as amenity=school
> causing a similar problem to Cambridge University..
> The boundary polygon should include not only the buildings &
> playgrounds, but recreation grounds/sports pitches
> ---
Local school here (Denbighshire, Wales) has been shown as a boundary
polygon with tag amenity=school and the main school building is a
polygon within the boundary tagged as building=school. Both polygons
have a name tag which is the same (Ysgol Hiraddug).

Is this the right way to tag?

Dr Bogumil N Zaba

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