[OSM-dev] Osmarender and boundaries

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 12:45:26 BST 2007

On 9/16/07, Dermot McNally <dermotm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've seen the boundary=administrative is being rendered on the
> tiles at home layer, when present as a linear element. Recently,
> boundary=national was added in Ireland between the Republic and NI.
> This isn't being rendered - how difficult would be be to get this on
> the map?

I'd actually prefer boundary=administrative, boundary_type=national.
There are many kinds of boundaries and rather than inventing new
toplevel tags for each I think we should work first with categories
(physical/administrative/private) and have subtypes
(national/province/council/etc). That avoids the need for every
renderer to know about every kind of boundary. And people can make new
types without having to convince renderers to display them.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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