[Talk-GB] Normal practice ...
lester at lsces.co.uk
Sun Jan 15 13:10:19 GMT 2012
Should probably be asking on the main list, but I am only looking at UK data here.
Having cleared many of the licence problems locally, just a few odd ones which
need resurveying if they go, I'm now looking to add another layer of detail, but
there is no consistency in the way this is being done in the area currently, so
I can't simply copy a method.
Main problem is adding building consistently. With the Bing imagery and my local
knowledge of the area I've added a lot of local buildings, such as on the local
industrial estates, but I think I've missed a trick to date. I've added postcode
to what is essential a block of buildings using the addr:postcode tag, but I
think that I SHOULD probably be mapping each unit individually, so that each
address can be unique? Adding a node for each inside the building block just
seems like a bodge, and on some buildings I've actually been replacing the node
with the area and moving some tags over.
Other areas have the linked list of nodes with interpolated addresses, but I
have already spotted that these do not actually work well since our new housing
estates tend to be random clusters of properties around a tree like road plan
rather than regular houses side by side in a row. Again I would rather add each
building ( two for a semi-detached? ) and their data.
Finally ... 'mapping for the renderers' ... objects like car parks and other
areas are correctly mapped as areas with all the right data on them, then
newcomers are adding nodes such as 'car park' within the area. Should the
renderers be adding those icons automatically for an area? I've got the same
thing with supermarkets and some other shops ...
Oh - and are phone_number tags allowed nowadays. I was asked not to add them but
that WAS some time back, and I see that the tag does seem to have been accepted
now? This is probably another set of data that is better as a secondary layer
with other contact information.
Lester Caine - G8HFL
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