Project of the week/2010/Dec 22
Places of worship
A place of worship serves as a meeting place, a place to celebrate or remember and as a focal point of a community. Some places of worship are useful in navigation as a distinctive or tall building.
The Project of the Week is to add local places of worship to the map.
Places of worship can be mapped as a node or an area. As with other objects in OpenStreetMap, best practice is to only map an object once. That is, as a node or as an area, but not both for the same object.
The only required tag for a place of worship is
It is recommended to also include additional tags to provide more detail.
Be sure to include the address as well.
- service_times=* # If service times are different from opening hours include those as well
These graphs show the number of places of worship in the OpenStreetMap database and are updated once per hour.