[OSM-dev] proposal to kill areas

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Thu Jul 20 16:27:54 BST 2006


* @ 20/07/06 04:08:43 PM immanuel.scholz at gmx.de wrote:
> 
> > There are only 4 areas in OSM and osmarender treats certain tagged ways
> > as an area. I figure it'd make the server simpler and make client area
> > support simpler if 'area=true' on a way made it in to an area.
> >
> > Functionally, if they were working, an area is identical to a way
> > already.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> 
> I am not very happy with an area defined as it is currently.
> 
> The problem I see is, that there are too many possibilities to specify an
> ill-formed area.
> 
> I have no problem with deleting the 4 areas (probably test areas anyway?),
> skip out the area feature from the server for now and maybe reopen the
> brain storming for a different data structure solution.
> 
> Even if the current data structure is kept, I dislike the idea of
> specifying an "area" as a parametrized kind of way.

cool what would you suggest instead?

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/




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