[OSM-dev] Advice sought on polygon-with-hole drawing

Robert Vollmert rvollmert-lists at gmx.net
Mon Mar 17 15:12:08 GMT 2008


On Mar 17, 2008, at 13:33, Andy Allan wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Robert (Jamie) Munro
> <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
>
>> Yes. That is what I am saying. 1 simple rule:
>>
>> *All* areas should be colour on the right (i.e. clockwise)

> No chance. This is a completely terrible idea. It makes it harder for
> newbies, who have to know to check and change the "direction" of the
> ways of an area, which is an entirely pointless process from their
> point of view and will probably make no sense to them.

I agree that this is a bad idea.

However, I believe it would be quite easy to make such a rule obvious  
to users, by attaching a few pixels of shading to the right of ways  
with area tags in the editors.

Cheers
Robert





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