[OSM-newbies] about tagging
andreengels at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 14:54:27 BST 2010
On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Ishtiaque Ahmed <ishtiaque at csebuet.org> wrote:
> Thank you all. I am really feeling good after getting this much help. I am
> getting more fun in mapping.
> Yes, I tried with the "data view" and I got all of my POIs. So, I am happy
> that they are not lost at least:-). The thing is, while loading the data
> view they showed me a warning that the portion of the map contains 133 POIs
> where only 100 POI is optimal for the browser to rended. Yet accepting that
> challenge, I could see them all.
> Can you help me about another thing? Suppose, I have to tag a whole area as
> "Shantinagar". How can I do not? Here I am not setting a point, rather
> calling a part of the map as a place. How to do that? Can I add any color to
> a place, too?
To tag an area: Create a closed way (that is, a way that returns at
its starting point) and give it the tags you would otherwise give to
the POI. If it is a tag that could also be given to a line (rare, but
it does exist), you add area=yes as well.
As for the colors: No, you cannot add colors. The decision as to which
thing gets which colour is up to the person who makes the renderer,
not the person who puts the data in the data base. You say what it is
(a village, a house, a forest, whatever), and the renderer decides
whether to make that blue or green or red or not show it at all.
André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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