[OSM-dev] Best way to select from a region

Roland Olbricht roland.olbricht at gmx.de
Thu Sep 3 18:20:32 BST 2009

> Off topic, but what might be a reason for a boundary relation (such as
> 224459) not appearing in any coords-query, for locations inside and
> outside it alike, and returning no data for an area-query, but also no
> error?  I don't suppose node number limit?

<relation id="224495">
  <member type="way" ref="39907923" role="outer"/>
  <member type="way" ref="39907925" role="inner"/>
  <tag k="type" v="multipolygon"/>

It doesn't have a name. The possibly applying rule

<osm-script name="Area::Create_from_multipolygon" version="2">

<query type="relation">
  <has-kv k="type" v="multipolygon"/>
  <has-kv k="name"/>                 <!-- * -->


requires a name (see the line with the *). The reason is that an area without 
a name would not be very informative. But if you want those relations also 
appear, I'll change the rule.



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