[OSM-newbies] Tagging POI's: Draw buildings, add points, or both?

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 08:35:11 GMT 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Kenneth Pardue <kenneth at pardue.me> wrote:
> Now that the Bing imagery is available, it's much easier to see and draw the outlines of buildings.  I think it looks really nice in my home town to have the building shapes available on the map.  But with regards to applications that use the data for routing and searching, is it better to tag the information in the building shape, to drop a point on the map, or to draw a shape, tag it as "building" with no other information and then drop a point on top of it where the information about the business is included?
> Or, am I completely off base by drawing the buildings at all?

All methods you mention are acceptable, and applications are supposed
to handle them all.

André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com

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