[HOT] Question on Nepal helicopter landing sites mapping
ohrosm at gmail.com
Sun May 3 13:25:49 UTC 2015
I think we might need some clarification on how to map the helicopter
landing sites (Projects #1023 and #1026).
What I did is this:
- for an official helipad I would create a circle and tag it with
"aeroway=helipad" - but I have not come across one while mapping.
- if it is a potential landing site I create a polygon with the actual
shape of the site and tag it with "leisure=common"
Recently I have seen other mappers doing thing a bit differently. I have
seen "leisure=common" mapped as circles, even if the place is not really
circular. This I where I am not sure what the right approach is. So I
would appreciate feedback from others.
On a side note: Looking for a sample helipad yesterday I also found a
number of clear areas tagged with "aeroway=helipad". To me this tag
should only be used for marked official helipads. So the data might need
some care at some point.
Michael (user Ohr)
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