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I'm currently working on adding school buildings to the map, but I am not sure how to mark buildings that are cafeterias, for administration, for a certain subject (eg. Math), or auditoriums. Help?

asked 16 Jun '20, 05:17

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edited 16 Jun '20, 05:26

Read around amenity=university and amenity=school a bit.

A building for subjects could be mapped by department=mathematics or department=English Literture. Alternatively use faculty=. Have a look at taginfo to see what values others have used: department, faculty.

A cafeteria is mapped by amenity=cafe, amenity=restaurant or amenity=fast_food. If the public is not permitted add access=private.

If a whole building is an auditorium you can use building=auditorium.

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answered 16 Jun '20, 08:27

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edited 16 Jun '20, 09:50


Please have a look here and here.

If each specific building is to be mapped, then the name tag should reflect the name of the building. However, this method of mapping may not work for a building with multiple facilities, you may want (complexly) to use the building:part tag.

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answered 16 Jun '20, 06:28

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edited 16 Jun '20, 06:35

On those pages, it mentions that I should tag each building with the appropriate tags. I'm looking for tags that can be used for the exact facility. (Eg. fast_food=cafeteria).

(16 Jun '20, 07:43) TheAdventurer64

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