[Talk-GB] 2016 first quarterly project:Schools

Stuart Reynolds stuart at travelinesoutheast.org.uk
Wed Jan 6 13:06:18 UTC 2016

Hi John,

I don’t know if how I do it is “right”, but I have used access=destination, and foot=no where I have those types of things. I haven’t ever used amenity=parking_entrance, although that doesn’t mean I’m right as I’m still a  relative newbie at this compared to many. Actually, I use access=destination on all of my school entrances, regardless, as they are rarely, if ever, public rights of way and can seem like “shortcuts” between roads which are otherwise unconnected.


On 6 Jan 2016, at 12:04, John Aldridge <jpsa at cantab.net<mailto:jpsa at cantab.net>> wrote:

On 05-Jan-16 17:03, Stuart Reynolds wrote:
 * draw and tag the boundary polygon with a minimum of
     o amenity=school
     o name=*
     o ref=*
 * add entrances
     o at least one entrance=main
     o barrier=gate where appropriate - I would have thought most
       schools will have gates
     o others entrances where appropriate
 * then optionally, but preferably, draw the school buildings and tag

I have a school car-park tagging question...

Suppose there's a vehicle entrance, distinct from the main/pedestrian entrance, leading (perhaps via some service road) to the school car-park. How should this best be tagged? Is


the appropriate tag (it's in the Wiki, but that page could be read as suggesting that this tag is an alternative to mapping an amenity=parking, not an addition to it). Or is


better? The Wiki doesn't mention 'parking' as a value for the 'entrance' tag, but maybe that doesn't matter.

Presumably an


tag will also usually be appropriate on the the school car-park?


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