2014-09-19 15:52 GMT+01:00 Tobias Knerr <o...@tobias-knerr.de>: > On 19.09.2014 14:22 Dan S wrote: >> 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 thought this had been discussed on tagging recently, but I can't >> find it, all I can find is the RFC for amenity=dormitory, currently >> used 263 times. (I will add that "dormitory" is certainly a little odd >> from a British English point of view, notwithstanding the comments >> already made to the RFC.) > > That proposal now suggests amenity=student_accommodation, precisely > because of the oddness involved with the term "dormitory".
Ah yes, thanks. So now it assumes the occupants are students and not lecturers ;) (I'm just being cheeky. I know of universities in which lecturers do stay in similar accommodation blocks, but that point is not important enough to argue about...) > Personally, I prefer using the amenity key rather than building or > landuse. Landuse lacks the implication that this is one distinct > facility OK. I understand why you'd prefer amenity for tagging the usage. If that tag gets accepted I guess I should use that instead of landuse, and I understand your arguments there. I feel differently, because I feel the analogy between a "housing estate" and a multi-building "student halls" site is quite a strong analogy, neatly represented by a named area of landuse=residential. But there we go. > and building values are not supposed to represent usage, but how the building > is built. This week I stayed in university accommodation (even though I'm not a student ;), and the buildings were purpose-built student halls, so it would be nice to tag the building appropriately. Alternatives include: (a) "building=residential" (without subtagging), which is fine if vague; (b) "building=apartments", which is tolerable but not quite appropriate; (c) "building=dormitory" which is in use, but it's US English, and to my Brit English mind just feels wrong. Sorry to moan about the US/UK difference, but it is indeed a difference: <http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/dormitory>, <http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/dormitory> (d) "building=residential + residential=university", the approach I was using recently. Not as widely used. It has an advantage of graceful fallback (meaning data-users can understand the objects as building=residential even if they ignore the subtag). I still prefer (d) though if building=dormitory becomes widely accepted then I guess I shall have to swallow that loss for British english! Cheers Dan _______________________________________________ Tagging mailing list Tagging@openstreetmap.org https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/tagging