[HOT] building=house

Andrew Buck andrew.r.buck at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 16:47:31 UTC 2014


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Whenever if is possible to map the building as an area we prefer that
system.  Houses mapped as nodes only give you a count of the
structures, as areas yuo an make further guesses about the population
densities and other things based on the area and/or dimensions of the
buildings.

Also, as a separate issue, you should not be tagging it as a house
unless you know for sure that is what it is.  Until we have specific
information that it really is a house you should be tagging it as
building=yes.

- -AndrewBuck


On 10/19/2014 10:22 AM, john whelan wrote:
> Looking at several bits of mapping in Africa it seems to be normal
> to use a rectangle tagged building=house.
> 
> Would a simple POI tagged building=house be acceptable?  Most
> rendering systems will drop an icon on a tagged POI, they take up a
> little less room in the database and its faster to drop a POI in
> the center of a house than draw a square.
> 
> Is there a special reason for using rectangles in this way rather
> than POIs?
> 
> Thanks John
> 
> 
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