Philippines/Mapping conventions/Schools

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This page documents recommended tagging of schools in the Philippines. This will mainly focus on the public schools, but this page will also provide tagging for private schools, and schools tied to a religion.


Naming convention

  • The name=* tag would be the name as seen in the entrance of the school. It is usually in English, but it may be in a local language, primarily Filipino. In case both English/Filipino and local names appear on the sign, tag both names, separated by a slash.
  • Alternate names/and abbreviated forms of the school's name (whether official or unofficial/colloquial) should be tagged with alt_name=*. In case of schools named after a barangay or city/municipality that is soon renamed to honor a person, the former should be retagged as an alternate name, in case locals still use it, otherwise, use old_name=*
  • Names should not contain abbreviations, with the exception of the "St." or "Dr." prefixes, that should be always used when seen on the sign (it is possible to use "Saint" over "St.", but to reflect the name on the ground, the abbreviated form should be used if the sign says so. Changing "Dr." to "Doctor" makes the name wrong).
  • School identification numbers ("school ID"), if found, should be tagged with ref=*.