[OSM-talk] is_in and similar tags
delta_foxtrot at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 28 14:59:00 BST 2009
--- On Tue, 28/7/09, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
> It is still *very* helpful to have is_in present though. It
> is much easier to present this information in a search than
> to do polygon tests which requires a whole new algorithm
> (desirable though that is), and of course, boundaries are
> nowhere near complete, and you often know in which region a
> place is without knowing the exact boundary.
Two different issues, one is presentation the other is simply describing something. A lot of software repackages information into it's own optimised form, and so I don't think it's a valid argument to keep the information when processing the information into a suitable presentable form would do the same thing.
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