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Okay, so the University I attend has quite a large campus (500+ Hectares.

Within the campus are many faculties and each faculty has it own Library building. I'm stuck between labeling them "University building" or "Library".

Please add a category called "University Library".

asked 20 Sep '15, 23:43

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Hi AgEnT x19, what do you mean by "category"? Please could you describe what you are trying to do? Do you mean tagging presets in an OSM editor? Which?

(21 Sep '15, 06:32) aseerel4c26 ♦

If you come across some new feature that no-one has mapped before you don't need to "ask for a category to be added" - you can use any tags you like. This page

explains a bit about when that's a good idea. In this case however each one is clearly a library, albeit with rules about who's allowed in and what people are allowed to borrow, so I don't think that a "new category" is needed at all.

(21 Sep '15, 12:22) SomeoneElse ♦

The whole campus is probably defined as "amenity=university". So there is no need to define the libraries as university too.

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answered 21 Sep '15, 08:28

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Yet they should be tagged as amenity=library and probably should get the University as operator.

(21 Sep '15, 08:36) scai ♦
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