I am working on a university project where we want to use OSM data, and will be updating the mapping and adding tags. However I am wondering what might be the best way to manage elements such as department names and urls.
A building has a name (eg Davis Hall) and departments (eg Geography and Geology). In order to make these searchable we are placing “Geography; Geology” in the alternative names tag.
Should we also/alternatively use a tag such as “department” to hold this? Would this be useful to the OSM community? Ideally it would be nice to have a department:name, department:name:url or something to keep values together. Is this possible or desirable? Can we associate a url with a department:name? eg department: Geography; Geology department:Geography:url: url etc. Or do we need to use relations (I am new to OSM so not sure what the best way to do use relations might be).
I see that a university:departments tag has been used before, but it isn’t common, and there may be a more generic version around. Again, we are limited to separating the values with “;” as we can only have unique keys, resulting in url: url1; url2.
thanks in advance,