Talk:Proposed Features/Education Reform Alternative

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The tagging mailing list has a thread starting 2017/11/18 about this proposal. --Dieterdreist (talk) 09:34, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


Maybe I missed it but from a quick look it is not obvious how new tagging scheme is better than current Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 23:52, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Better in that all educational things are gathered under the one key, where it can easily be seen what tags to apply to an educational feature. There is a need to add cram schools, swimming, dance, cooking schools etc. Much rather not have them all jumbled in with benches, bins etc. Much easier to teach OSM when there is a coordinated logic to it. Warin61 (talk) 08:59, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

double tagging

Maybe mention explicitly that it is OK to tag features using both current and new proposed scheme? Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 23:54, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

I agree. When this tagging scheme starts being used, objects should be double-tagged. But at some point in time, we should move to education=* tagging only. Overall I really like this proposal because it replaces all the education amenities, which I dislike because I don't like everything being an amenity. --GeoKitten (talk) 23:29, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

We can follow the proposal of tag:Police


A voting for tag:Police is under way. It is intended to map police facilities in a more specific manner. In this scheme, amenity=police will be maintained for public-facing police facilities(police stations) and police=* will be applied for other type of police facilities(like barracks and detention centers).

I'm sure similar approaches should be applied here. Why don't we keep using amenity=* for well-documented education features and start using education=* tags together with them? --Yumean1119 (talk) 01:30, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Because it would be confusing to have educational features under 2 keys particularly when one of them is named educational. Think about teaching a new mapper, a clear logical order is far easier to learn than one where some bits are other there while others are in yet another area. Warin61 (talk) 08:54, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Tagging landuse=education so shared areas are easy to map.

Some schools share areas. Some schools have kindergartens alongside. Some universities share areas too with things like trade schools. It would be good to map the area as landuse=education and then add nodes, or ways if known, for the individual educational institutions within that area. There are some ~5,400 uses of landuse=school in the data base indicating a possible desire to map this way. Warin61 (talk) 04:00, 6 July 2019 (UTC)