[Talk-us] More things that are no longer there: schools.

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Sat Jul 14 15:41:11 BST 2012


Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Kevin Kenny <kkenny2 at nycap.rr.com>
> wrote:
> > On 07/13/2012 03:00 PM, James Umbanhowar wrote:
> >>
> >> Check out the historic tag
> >> (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Historic).  You could add
> >> historic=school and maybe historic:name="School Name".
> >
> >
> > Is that accepted practice? I had rather presumed that tags not
> > enumerated in http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:historic were
> > deprecated, even though there are hundreds of distinct values for
> > the 'historic' tag in the database.
> 
> 
> historic:name isn't widely used, 125 times.  But that doesn't make it
> wrong, I guess.
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=historic%3Aname
> 
> historic is used almost 200k times.
> http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/search?q=historic
> 

In Nashville, Tennessee, many local-government offices are located in a former high school.   It has been fifty years or so since it stopped being a school,  yet the standard name for it is the "Howard School Complex". 

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