[OSM-dev] proposal to kill areas

Etienne 80n80n at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 22:19:56 BST 2006

The treatment of filled areas in SVG is very simple and is described in
about 3 paragraphs here:

I've used it successfully to rendered areas in Osmarender.

What are the problems that need to be addressed that are not covered by


On 7/22/06, Immanuel Scholz <immanuel.scholz at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> > So to answer Steve's question, I personally don't think we need <areas>.
> And
> > since we can effectively create containers with the tagging of data
> > (although that may not necessarily be the most efficient way to do it in
> a
> > db sense) then we probably don't need anything in its place either.
> *shrug*
> I predict, that treating an area as if it would be a way is the wrong
> thing to do and will cost us more (time, nerves and quality of code)
> than going with clean, separated structures.
> (But predictions in software business tend to be wrong... ;-)
> Ciao, Imi.
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