[Tagging] other landuse values?

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 19:16:56 BST 2010

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Sebastian Klein
<bastikln at googlemail.com> wrote:
> from what I understand, landuse is to mark a larger area that has multiple
> entities of a certain type:
>  * landuse=industrial      - multiple different industrial companies at that
> place
>  * landuse=allotments      - area with a lot of gardens
>  * landuse=residential     - multiple residents living there
> (But if there are a couple of doctors and restaurants mixed in, it is still
> residential area.)
> What I'm trying to say: No need to create a landuse area for each building
> or single tourist attraction.
Seems like it would be useful to mark off the commercial/retail areas
from the housing. Note that I'm thinking from a suburban point of
view; urban (and new urbanist) development with everything together
would be different. For an example (not fully mapped yet), see here:
Each housing subdivision has its own multipolygon with a name, as does
each shopping center and each office park.

> If you like to mark a larger hospital area, why not use a site relation?
It doesn't look like that proposal is well-developed:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Site For
example, how would one tag the boundary, especially if it has inner
ways? Is a renderer supposed to interpret it like a multipolygon, or
is it solely for searching?

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