[OSM-talk] Bridge Names
frederik at remote.org
Wed Oct 3 22:44:22 BST 2007
> I would like to have nodes and ways only describe the geometry of
> objects. IMO nodes should have only 2 properties (lat & lon) and
> maybe altitude. Ways should only reference nodes. All metadata
> should be capured in relations.
That surely is an extreme viewpoint but it is a possibility for a
distant future ;-)
> It would be very easy for a post box, a
> phone booth and the town centre to share the same node without tagging
And it would be easy to accidentally move the post box when you only
wanted to move the phone booth ;-)
No, honestly, all this is thinkable; it is a widely-used model to have
objects with several properties, one of which is their physical shape
or location - that's what your suggestion would boil down to. But of
course all that would require good support in all editors as well as a
major shake-up of related software.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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