[OSM-talk] [Tagging] Mapping guidelines
tom.davie at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 16:33:31 GMT 2012
On 17 Jan 2012, at 13:37, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2012/1/17 Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com>:
>> On 1/17/2012 8:10 AM, Simone Saviolo wrote:
>> I'm not suggesting either of these. But a single chunk of houses is clearly
>> all residential, whether it's the size of a few lots or a huge subdivision.
> +1. public streets are not part of it. Have a look how others deal
> with this at a scale of 1:2000 (zoom 18).
Why then do we tag them as "residential" roads then? Could it be because they're part of the residential area?
>> Splitting it at roads gives no benefit and complicates editing greatly. This
>> is just ridiculous:
> how does that complicate anything? Connecting roads to landuses and
> other areas complicates editing greatly. A mapping like the above
> eases editing and is more precise then a huge landuse-polygon. I don't
> find anything ridiculous in this.
It complicates things greatly because you have to draw a much more complex polygon that goes around every single road on the map. Worse, editing that road then becomes a case of editing the landuse areas around it too to make them follow the new road.
Ultimately though, this gets back to the same old problem that we have a disparity between how we tag roads and how we tag everything else. For pretty much everything we make an area, and label what it is, for roads, we make a single way.
In my book, until we're making areas for roads (and possibly even then), the residential area extends all the way across the road.
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