[Talk-GB] Quarterly Project : Schools - Multiple Schools on one site

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Sun Jan 17 12:40:58 UTC 2016

Although I'm uncertain of a perfect solution as both the entrance and 
recreation ground appears to be shared in Ed's example, I find there's 
usually a defining boundary around schools that are adjacent to each 
other. Especially infant schools where they don't want the little ones 
wandering off. Looking at the site using a website that shall not be 
mentioned, it appears to use a fence & the school building itself as the 
barrier. On ground conformation will, of course, be required.

As mapped ATM both the fhrs:id & ref:edubase tags aren't associated with 
amenity=school which is not ideal for filtering data.

Dave F.

On 17/01/2016 11:29, Lester Caine wrote:
> On 17/01/16 09:48, Ed Loach wrote:
>>> I'd like some advice please on how to tag 2 Schools that use the
>>>> one site.
>> Lester replied:
>>>> What I've done initially is tagged the buildings of each part with the
>>>> correct name and ref:edubase tag, and not put a tag on the site
>>>> boundary. This I think will throw errors on the progress page, but in
>>>> some cases the sites have a public name ... such as Abbey Park
>>>> Schools
>>>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/36626132, but the sites
>>>> in
>>>> Evesham I don't think make the distinction, with in one case 5
>>>> separate
>>>> edubase establishments across two sites. Not sure what to do there,
>>>> but
>>>> tagging the building has to be correct, and the lack of a site name is
>>>> not a problem! So should not be flagged as an error.
>> I was working through some schools last night and found this example:
>> http://osm.org/go/0EHYuEbV1--?m=
>> in Wivenhoe. Already well mapped in my opinion with the fhrs:id already on each school's building, so I just added ref:edubase to each building too. In this situation the amenity=school tag is on the site with the individual schools within the sites having the tags that apply to them (but not an additional amenity=school tag).
>> There are a few more examples in Colchester where neither school is currently mapped where I've added a note that a survey is required to see if they can be distinguished, or whether they might need to end up as two nodes in the same building even.
> I was cogitating over night as to whether in the case of multiple
> establishments it should be the outer boundary that has the 'amenity'
> tag or the indivitual buildings, or as you flag up, nodes within a
> single building.
> If the building is multi-story, with different establishments on each
> floor, then current rules almost force a separate node 'on-the-top' for
> each, and amenity=school on the building if there is no outside ground
> involved?
> It would be nice if we can define a rule which allows any data mining to
> correctly pick out the multiple tags? So if there is no ref:edubase on
> the amenity=school boundary, then there are multiple ref:edubase tags
> within the area each with it's own name tag. This allows the area to
> have a name which may not actually appear in edubase.
> The one that irritates me a little more is the way establishments like
> Pershore College - which used to be one of the premier horticultural
> establishments - is now just a campus of a larger group of colleges some
> of which do not seem to have their own edubase reference. Not sure as
> yet if the 'Pershore Group of Colleges' listed is actually 'Pershore
> College' and I've currently added that as an alternate name. It is
> perhaps too much to expect that the edubase would correctly identify
> every location ... I have a similar problem with a couple of 'Federated
> Schools' in the area where teaching takes place in two villages, but
> there is no actual address listed for the 'satellite', and even from
> their own websites no directions to it :(
> For my own reference
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/391197329 - no postal address
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/239765335 - not sure if school is open

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