[OSM-newbies] Ungluing in Potlatch
stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 04:22:50 GMT 2010
On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Cartinus <cartinus at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> People who don't like landuse and roads to overlap usually use two arguments:
> 1) Trees/grass/etc. don't grow on half of the road.
IMHVO, this is a nonsense argument (not blaming you). A way
representing a road represents, at this micro level, an area the width
of the road. So, when a footpath and a road connect, this doesn't mean
that the middle of the footpath and the middle of the road connect: it
means the *edge* of the footpath and the *edge* of the road connect.
By the same reasoning, a landuse area sharing a way with a road means
that the *edge* of the road connects with the edge of the landuse
It's particularly appropriate when the boundary of an area is defined
by the road or river in question - we're capturing the actual
definition of the boundary, rather than another approximation of it.
> 2) It is difficult to edit afterwards.
Oh? How so?
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