[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:
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*?

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