|Status:||Proposed (under way)|
|Definition:||an area enclosed by a building|
|Rendered as:||usually only name and/or ref|
A courtyard is an area open to the sky and horizontally (completely or to the most part) enclosed by buildings.
Alternative keys such as landuse=*, leisure=*, place=* or building:part=* do not really match this, see the thread "courtyards" in the tagging mailinglist. man_made=* seems best suited, because a courtyard is man made (as opposed to natural). Just as man_made=cutline, a courtyard is a a clear space and defined by its surroundings.
How to Map
- Quick mapping: Create a node in the middle of the courtyard.
- Exact mapping: Draw the enclosed area, or the area to which the name applies. It is permitted to include arcades, making the courtyard overlap with the building.
If the courtyard is not at the outer ground level of the building, add level=*.
Courtyards that are part of the building polygon (because level is >0) should be outlined or rendered in a different tone than the rest of the building.
Use the Talk page.