[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Sun Jan 3 15:00:41 UTC 2016


I put all other data relating to the whole school (name, address, 
website etc) on the boundary way. Many organisations such as schools, 
universities & hospitals etc have distinctive departments. These can be 
identified by adding names to each building.

Dave F.

On 03/01/2016 13:40, Bogus Zaba wrote:
> 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?

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