[OSM-talk] shp-to-osm 0.7
ian.dees at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 13:57:23 GMT 2009
On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 2:04 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Ian Dees wrote:
>> - tags for multipolygon relations have been moved from the relation to the
>> outer ways (fixing a bug with the -t option)
> Why that? I think that having tags on the outer way is a legacy thing; when
> I create new multipolygons, I leave the outer way untagged and put the tags
> on the relation only.
> This becomes especially important if the outer ring consist of multiple
Initially I had implemented it so that the tags go on the type=multipolygon
relation (and this almost always worked with JOSM and Mapnik), but then I
re-read the Relation:multipolygon wiki page  and saw that the first
section of the page says "tags describing the multipolygon should go on the
Now that I look at the complex multipolygon part of the page (down at the
bottom), it says to put the tags on the relation. I always thought that tags
on the relation made the most sense, but was trying to match up with the
I'm perfectly happy to switch back to putting tags on the relation...
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