[OSM-talk] building metadata questions
Martijn van Oosterhout
kleptog at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 09:52:02 BST 2007
On 9/21/07, Jussi Kukkonen <jhkukkon at cc.hut.fi> wrote:
> One of the goals is to be able to link e.g. from a web event calendar to
> a map centered on a specific building using the very cool namefinder.
> This means there needs to be searchable data attached to the buildings.
> Setting the name of the building is obviously possible, but I'd also
> like to add information on the "contents" of the buildings, like
> "Department of Architecture". Is it appropriate to use the description
> tag for this (or am I just seeing nails because I have a hammer in
> hand)? Would the namefinder use the description text?
I suggest you investiage the name finder, to see what fields it uses
to find things.
> A related problem: the buildings in question are rather large, so we'd
> like to be able to pinpoint specific entrances -- not necessarily
> visible on the map, but something you could search for and mark with the
> pin. There does not seem to be a feature/tag for this. Can I just invent
> one (I'd naturally write a feature proposal to the wiki)?
Note that not everything has to be in the OSM database. You can easily
build up a text file with the locations of all the building entrances
and descriptions, and add it as a seperate layer. There's an example
on the OpenLayers site (the textfile one IIRC). It's not searchable
then but it might be easier in the short term.
Hope this helps,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/
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