[Tagging] tagging the multipolygon model (was landuse and military)

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Thu Oct 15 17:14:10 BST 2009

Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2009/10/15 Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com>:
>> Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>>> well, even in the case lake inside a forest I'm not sure, if the
>>> forest stops where there is the lake. Probably you can consider the
>>> lake also part of the forest (when it's small), or to give a different
>>> example: elementary school inside a residential area. Usually those
>>> would be considered to be part of the residential area.
>> I disagree. A school site with it's buildings, playgrounds, sports
>> fields etc can add up to a big area.
>> Someone may want to do some calculations  based on these areas. They
>> should be as accurate as possible.
>> I'm in the process of editing the existing residential areas in my town
>> to go around these. It certainly makes a difference.
>> Then how can you include schools?
> well, elementary schools belong to a residential area
It's /within /a residential area, but does not /belong /to it.
>  as well as a
> (not to big) convenience store that serves mostly this area or a pub.
Same as above. If I have time/patience I draw the residential area 
around them.
> At least to "general residential areas" according to German law
> (BauNVO, WA = allgemeines Wohngebiet = general residential area). On
> the other hand, they would just exceptionally be allowed in "pure
> residential areas" (reines Wohngebiet, WR).
> For the lake in the forest: do you agree that someone would say: the
> lake (pond) is in the forest? Like a way in the forest, which doesn't
> have trees growing on it, but still is in the forest. It is not
> excluded.
As Sly says, it is not a forest. If you draw a lake you wouldn't label 
it landuse=forest would you?

Dave F.

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