[HOT] Just a reminder -- areas, not points, for buildings

Dan Marsh danrok.giga at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 21:39:05 UTC 2015


Use the JOSM editor if possible, and within JOSM's preferences, enable the
buildings_tool plug-in.


This makes it much easier and faster to trace and tag buildings!

On 29 April 2015 at 21:01, Charlotte Wolter <techlady at techlady.com> wrote:

> Hi, all,
>         I was validating a square in Nepal and saw that someone had put in
> points rather than areas for buildings. Worse, they were tagged
> "residential buildings."
>         As with Liberia, the preferred way to do buildings is as areas.
> It's maddening sometimes to draw those little squares, I know, but it's
> important. Also, though it's very likely that most are houses, especially
> in rural areas, we can't assume they are. It's best just to tag them as
> "building" for now. That way ground crews will know that they have to check
> each one.
>         I know you're tired, but keep mapping as long as you can!
> Best wishes,
> Charlotte
> Charlotte Wolter
> 927 18th Street Suite A
> Santa Monica, California
> 90403
> +1-310-597-4040
> techlady at techlady.com
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Dan Marsh
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