[OSM-dev] Rendering of long street names for short streets

Florian Lohoff flo at rfc822.org
Sun Jul 19 10:44:11 BST 2009

On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 10:29:25AM +0100, Shaun McDonald wrote:
> Do not use the freeform is_in tag, as it just bloats the data with  
> unnecessary information. It is also very difficult to parse due to its  
> freeform nature. Get a set of country polygons and test to see which  
> one each street is inside of.

The problem with those polyons are that they are not fast - To make
this usable for renderers one needs to apply a lot of optimization
and precomputing.

Florian Lohoff                                         flo at rfc822.org             
	Those who would give up a little freedom to get a little 
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