[OSM-talk] Use of landuse-tag
frederik at remote.org
Sat Jun 28 01:25:43 BST 2008
> I am wondering to which kind of obsessiveness the landuse-tag is
> meant to be used. Is the final stage something like a 'landuse'-layer
> covering 100% of the earth?
A question that is regularly and at length discussed on talk-de,
talk, and the newbies list (google "site:lists.openstreetmap.org
> Do we cover entire villages with
We sometimes do that for a start when all we have is a Landsat quality
satellite image. This can be refined later to differentiate between
various types of landuse inside the village.
> What is the need of the 'place'-tag then?
The place tag is often attached to a node, not an area. If attached to
an area, it would mean the entire village.
> Oh, and BTW and another question: Why can't a police-station cover an
> entire area, but is restricted to a single node?
If you want to map the outline of a police station, tag it
"amenity=police" and "building=yes".
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00'09" E008°23'33"
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