2014-09-19 14:22 GMT+02:00 Dan S <danstowell+...@gmail.com>: > > for buildings: building=residential + residential=university + > operator=* > OR > for sites: landuse=residential + residential=university + operator=* > > Note that the same scheme seems to me to work well for building and for > landuse.
I am not sure if this "works". Have you been looking at current values for the "residential" key? These are the ones with more than 100 uses: rural <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/residential=rural> 78 141 - urban <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/residential=urban> 12 698 - garden <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/residential=garden> 3 805 - gated <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/residential=gated> 884 - apartments <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/residential=apartments> 231 - single_family <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/residential=single_family> 197 - detached <http://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/tags/residential=detached> 133 There are already at least 3 different systems (one for rural / urban and one for the building typology (detached / single_family / apartments) and one for gated communities (what's this, socio-economic aspect of urbanism maybe?). Now you seem to be adding yet another one, "university" for student's appartments (not really self explaining IMHO). I would use a specific tag for the building typology (e.g. building=dormitory or student_accomodation or similar if the building was built as such) and another one if it is actually used as such (e.g. under the amenity key as suggested by Tobias). I don't see this as a case for adding a specific landuse value, but I do agree that refining the generic "residential" into more differentiated values by subtagging might be a general option (regardless of this particular case of student accomodation), e.g. differentiate according to density and structure (open / closed, not sure about the precise term in English, for reference see these two pictures: open (=space between buildings) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offene_Bauweise_%28Baurecht%29#mediaviewer/File:Offene_Bauweise.png closed (buildings without space between them): http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geschlossene_Bauweise_%28Baurecht%29#mediaviewer/File:Geschlossene_Bauweise.png the above distinction is still quite generic, both of these types also have a lot of subtypes (ideally, then there are mixed cases). cheers, Martin
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