[Tagging] Micro Mapping, was Race track

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 01:59:10 GMT 2010

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:38 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Going with Richards idea, what about making the editor do the grunt
> work, place a node at a point, and then have the editor calculate the
> width by stretching the road way side ways, then apply the width
> values against nodes, which would make areas redundent.

Interesting, but what you're really doing (if i understand you correctly) is:

1) storing a way, plus
2) storing an approximate area (in the form of width tags applied to
nodes on the way, and then using some form of interpolation between

The alternative is:

1) storing a way, plus
2) storing an area

...and (optionally, but preferably) relating the two with e.g.
type=area; role=center; role=area [1].

[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Area

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