[HOT] Question just to be sure.. Residential landuse areas should have at least 20 buildings?

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sat May 2 21:02:49 UTC 2015

I have been routinely mapping groups of say half a dozen huts in West
Africa as landuse=residential and its the first time I've seen a minimum
number of twenty buildings.

Cheerio John

On 2 May 2015 at 16:38, Tom McDonald <tmcd123 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I encountered a tile with many small (2 or 3 houses) areas in the hills of
> Nepal marked as landuse=Residential. It is my understanding that this tag
> should be used only for true "Settlements" of 20 or more houses?
> I read somewhere that counting the number of "Residential" areas can be
> used as a rough guide to population. This only works if they are all about
> same size.
> The validation instructions for my task: #1018 - Nepal Earthquake, 2015,
> detailed mapping 2nd pass, states "residential/settlement areas - validate
> if all settlements (a cluster of 20 or so houses) are enclosed with
> landuse=residential polygon/enclosed way."
> Is it correct for me to remove the landuse tag for these tiny groups of
> houses?
> Tom
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