Proposed features/academic

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Status: Abandoned (inactive)
Proposed by: *
Tagging: landuse=academic
Drafted on:
Proposed on: 2007-11-05


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This would include areas that are college or university campuses. These are sometimes part of the centre of a city or town with a mixture of public property and property owned by the institution, or they are specific premises with a physical border.


This proposal introduces a single *new* key and value pair:

* landuse=academic

Existing tags could probably be used to add information, for example:

* name=John Moores University


Possibly light grey with the institution name in the middle.


  • The tags amenity=university and amenity=college can and are already used for campus areas. See their description on the Map Features page. So I think this proposal is redundant. --Cartinus 11:58, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
  • indeed it is, this is unnecessarily complicating things. please provide a rationale why the existing tags are not suitable, or it will be removed form the proposals page Myfanwy 22:15, 4 February 2008 (UTC)