[Tagging] Race track

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sun Jan 31 15:43:23 GMT 2010


On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 7:44 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 31 January 2010 10:34, Roy Wallace <waldo000000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sure, but what about mapping the way *as an area*, e.g. if you want to
> > accurately trace over wide vs. narrow parts of the track? I remember
> > this came up a little while ago in the context of "should all highways
> > be mapped as areas", but I'm not sure if there were any tagging
> > guidelines produced as an outcome of that... it is just a matter of
> > adding area=yes?
>
> Are we producing maps or photo realistic depictions of the earth?
>

Maps.  If a bunch of treetops are blocking the view of a road, we'd show the
road, not the treetops.  How is that even relevant?
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