[OSM-newbies] Polylines vs Polygons

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 16:46:14 GMT 2010

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM, John-Michael Wiley
<jmwiley at microsoft.com> wrote:

> One of the things I am confused about is how to tell if a way is a polyline
> with the last node simply equal to the first (track) vs a polygon. Should
> all areas be tagged with areas="yes" or does it depend on the feature type.
> For example all highways should be polylines unless area="yes" and all
> buildings should be considered polygons.

It depends on the feature type. If it is a feature that is normally
either a point or an area feature, the area=yes is not needed (it's
area, btw, not areas), if it is a feature that is normally a line
feature, then it is.

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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