[OSM-dev] Applying outer way attributes to multi-polygons

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Tue Aug 17 14:00:37 BST 2010

Am 14.08.2010 08:39, schrieb Sebastian Klein:
> The situation you describe (multipolygon: natural=water; outer way:
> leisure=park & natural=water), is a little ambiguous, though: In strict
> interpretation, there would be 2 water areas. This is probably not the
> intention, so I would consider natural=water on the outer way a legacy
> artefact and ignore it.

Well, I wouldn't.  I would call that a bug in the data.

Every time a software has to guess what is right it makes the software 
more complex and hides issues in the data.

One (in)famous example of this is quirks mode in web browsers.


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