[Tagging] adjacent buildings

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 23:10:47 GMT 2010


Should buildings adjacent to each other be mapped:

1) individually, with shared boundaries
2) individually, with an arbitrarily small gap between boundaries
3) as one contiguous area?

An example of a row of adjacent buildings:
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-27.664894&lon=153.031072&zoom=18&layers=B000FTF.
The
roofs of the buildings are distinguishable from each other using aerial
imagery, but the row of buildings may well appear as a single building from
the ground.

I tend to think 1) or 3) is the correct solution. I hesitate to use 3) due
to [1], which says: "For areas adjacent to ways, the consensus is to
generally leave a small gap between the area and the way instead of sharing
the boundary". What about *areas adjacent to areas*?

[1]
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Editing_Standards_and_Conventions#Tagging_Areas
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