[HOT] Quick question on village mapping

Pete Masters pedrito1414 at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 30 08:20:24 UTC 2015


Very interesting...

Thanks all for your help, as always!

Pete

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:59 AM, Blake Girardot <bgirardot at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I like to explain it in terms of land usage, people reside here on the
> land in some way, therefore landuse=residential that is how it works
> best in my experience. Fits fully within local mapping partners and
> people and is well understood HOT/OSM usage. It also works well for
> revisions in the future. It is the most general
> people-reside-on-the-land tagging and can be refined with more detail
> and specificity in the future without being incorrect now or losing
> any of the history of the original object.
>
> Cheers,
> Blake
>
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Russell Deffner
> <russell.deffner at hotosm.org> wrote:
> > Ah, but actual village/place boundaries can't really be determined via
> imagery; so we 'traditionally' mark areas that look residential/lived in
> with landuse=residential and handle any place boundaries with import, etc.
> > =Russ
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Norman [mailto:penorman at mac.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 4:54 PM
> > To: hot at openstreetmap.org
> > Subject: Re: [HOT] Quick question on village mapping
> >
> > On 10/28/2015 2:53 AM, Pete Masters wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> If you are adding field data to an existing shape
> >> (landuse=residential), would you tag the shape as place=village /
> >> name=whatever or would you add a node and tag the node.
> >>
> >> I've generally done the latter, but am seeing quite a few villages in
> >> Chad that conform to the former.
> >
> > landuse is not for mapping places, but land usage. If you want to show
> > the extents of a village, use a place polygon. If the extents of the two
> > are the same, you could put them both on the same object.
> >
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