[OSM-dev] Osmosis: Extracting by polygon

Stefan Keller sfkeller at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 23:30:42 GMT 2009

> It's only a polygon because the tags say it is (polygon is not a
fundamental primitive object in OSM), and Osmosis is tag-agnostic.

Pleeease, add polygon as a fundamental primitive object in OSM!

You can take 'polygon' from "Simple Features for SQL" (see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Features) or 'surface' from
http://interlis.ch/interlis2/download23_e.php as a starter.
Just my 5 cents...


2009/2/3 Brett Henderson <brett at bretth.com>

> Rolf Bode-Meyer wrote:
> > Reading that and comparing the results I see they're matching. So I
> > comprehend what's going on.
> > But I must confess I don't agree that this is going on (though that
> > won't help anything I guess). Either one counts the whole border as
> > being part of the result or none of it. But ok, in my case having the
> > whole border-defining-multipolygon inside it's a minor issue.
> >
> It would be less confusing I agree.  But without changing to a different
> polygon library I can't do much about it.
> Brett
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