[Tagging] Race track

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Sun Jan 31 15:51:23 GMT 2010

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 8:46 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Again, are we trying to make a map look photo realistic?
> To me a map is a set of abstract ideas that express information about
> reality that can't be seen from photo imagery. Mapping road widths can
> be done by estimate based on a number of factors that are both vector
> and meta information, I fail to see how presenting an area will
> actually present any more information to a person. If they want such
> information and if there is aerial imagery they can just switch tile
> sets.

Among other things, I want to be able to produce

That's not photorealism, and it's not raster data, but that gore area is
best mapped as an area (the lanes could be linear, but that would require a
bit more OSM redesign).

On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 10:49 AM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 1 February 2010 01:43, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> > 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?
> The current line of thinking almost goes so far as to map the trees
> and tag them layer=1 etc...

Which still has nothing to do with photorealism.
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