[Tagging] landuse=residential and named residential areas which belong together (neighbourhoods/subdivisions?)

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 30 12:10:22 BST 2011

On 8/30/2011 6:40 AM, Dave F. wrote:
> On 30/08/2011 01:27, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> On 8/29/2011 7:18 PM, Dave F. wrote:
>>> On 29/08/2011 23:35, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>>>> On 8/29/2011 6:05 PM, Dave F. wrote:
>> The golf course is part of the residential community known as Bay Hill.
>>> BTW, what are boundary=landuse & boundary=neighborhood?
>> Boundaries of landuse and neighborhoods...
> You appear to be confusing the landuse tag with the boundary tag.

No. You appear to be disagreeing with my use of the boundary tag.
> The landuse tag implies a boundary. There's no need to explicitly
> declare it.

The admin_level tag implies a boundary. There's no need to explicitly 
declare it.
> If using an area polygon ,suburbs etc should be tagged with boundary=.
> Suburbs include residential, schools & golf courses etc.
> Residential areas within suburbs should be mapped separately & tagged
> with land use=residential.

Agreed, unless the entire suburb is residential.

> Golf courses etc, should, as you've done, be also be mapped separately,
> but they should not overlap with residential.

What overlaps are OK then, according to you? Can parking lots overlap 
landuse? Can industrial waste ponds overlap industrial landuse? Where do 
you draw the line and why is your line any better than mine?
>>> Why is a residential & village relation perimeter about 100 yards in the
>>> lake?
>> Where else would you put it? Residential docks extend into the lake,
>> so it's incorrect to put it at the shoreline.
> I disagree.
>>> I think you misunderstand. I meant the area that contained domestic
>>> housing, not mapping individual buildings.
>> If it's a front yard, people don't live in it.
> If it's part of domestic residence, which can include a house, gardens,
> sheds, garages & front yards, then yes, they do.

I'm confused by this seeming contradiction. You think grass with a deck 
over it is residential, but water with a deck over it is not?

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