[Tagging] tagging the multipolygon model (was landuse and military)
pieren3 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 14:40:27 BST 2009
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Ben Laenen <benlaenen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Residential isn't exclusive at all. Not to say that what it's actually used
> for in OSM can have different meanings amongst different mappers. You'll find
> many parks in OSM for example inside a residential polygon.
park is "leisure", not "landuse"
> I've never seen
> holes in a landuse=residential polygon at locations where shops are.
Excepted if you use landuse=retail (of course, not to be used for
individual/small shops in the middle of a residence)
> By far
> most uses I've seen for landuse=residential are for areas which are generally
> used for where people live, and usually have entire villages or cities inside
> one polygon. That's not ground cover, that's telling what the area is used
This is because the work is not complete. This is the easy first step
and later, contributors will fine tune the landuse polygones and
identify retail or industries areas later.
> Proper ground cover would have no such thing as a "residential area". It would
> have tags for "building" (and subtags for what kind of building it is), or
"garden" like "park" already exists as "leisure", not landuse.
> I'm not saying that current landuse=residential/industrial/... doesn't have
> any merit. It's quite nice to make maps for big areas. But at the level where
> you start to show individual buildings only proper ground cover can be used.
> Either the landuse=residential/industrial/... kind of tags have to move out of
> the landuse key, or we have to come up with something new.
Then you just need to draw small landuse polygons. Why recreate the wheel ?
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