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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = school
Lublin, dzielnica Wrotków, szkoła podstawowa.jpg
A generic school building. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Area building=yes.png
Group: Buildings
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

For any generic school buildings. Buildings for specific uses (sports halls etc) should be tagged for their purpose.

Use amenity=school for the perimeter of the school grounds (or amenity=college or amenity=kindergarten).

There is a similar tag used for universities building=university

How to map

  • The school building fills the school ground completely
    Map the outline of the area area of the building and add the tags amenity=school and building=school. Of course you can add name=* and address as well.
  • The school ground is larger than the building
    Map the whole area area of school grounds including all the buildings and add tags amenity=school and name=*.
    Add the tags building=school to every school building, and appropriate tags to buildings that have no classrooms, such as building=shed.

You can use tags amenity=college or amenity=kindergarten as well depending on the school's level.