[OSM-dev] "The Future of Areas" - open discussion?
sfkeller at gmail.com
Sun May 8 23:20:29 BST 2011
Right. In fact - it's currently a programmers nightmare: It took us in
OSM-in-a-box several months of development.
I already argued earlier for an own geometry type. I proposed (and
still do) to choose the "Simple Features" geometry schema from OGC.
2011/4/25 Ben Supnik <bsupnik at xsquawkbox.net>:
>> But doesn't an end-user's software have to figure this out already?
>> Another question - how does OSM do this?
> OSM is not one single piece of software, so I'm not sure you can say "how
> does OSM do this"? You'd have to talk about a specific app, e.g. mapnik or
> osm2xp or any of the many other apps that interpret OSM data. And...the
> end-user's sw does have to figure this out, and they may all be doing it
> differently. In the case of closed-way areas, there isn't syntax that helps
> you, you have to interpret tags.
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