[Openstreetmap-dev] Areas or Polygons (was: Shapefiles)

Immanuel Scholz immanuel.scholz at gmx.de
Thu Dec 15 20:02:37 GMT 2005


Hi,

>  Think also that it would be a good idea at some stage to incorporate
>  polygons into the native "OSM" format. These could incorporate nodes eg.
>
>  <polygon uid=".." tags="...">
>  <node uid=".." tags=".." />
>  <node uid=".." tags=".." />
>  </polygon>

Areas included already in the proposal at
http://www.openstreetmap.org/wiki/index.php/XML_Schema.

However, they are unimplemented.

The tags within the area should not be a real data tag, but a reference to
an already existing node. This is the same as for segments and streets.


Ciao, Imi.






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