|Publication:||MW2012: Museums and the Web 2012|
building=yes  is a project started in 2010 to create stable and unique identifiers and a webpage for each of the 26 million (and counting) buildings in the OpenStreetMap  project.
Each building has an accurate geographic footprint associated with it as well as a nested list of place IDs (using the Where On Earth / GeoPlanet gazeteer). Although many of the buildings still have no meaning metadata this is
This paper will discuss the motivation behind the project, it's technical implementation and shortcomings as well as future directions. It will also address the increasingly number and role of community-driven bespoke registries
 http://buildingequalsyes.spum.org/  http://www.openstreetmap.org/