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

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Wed Aug 31 11:10:38 BST 2011

On 30/08/2011 13:13, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/8/30 Dave F.<davefox at madasafish.com>:
>> If using an area polygon ,suburbs etc should be tagged with boundary=.
>> Suburbs include residential, schools&  golf courses etc.
> -1, IMHO we are using place for this. There is no need to use boundary.
> See here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:place

There appears to be a possibility of cross-over:

Not 100% sure, but I thought place= was devised to be used as a POI to 
display the name of the area at user selected position. It avoided the 
problem (& still does) of the name label of an area rendering on top of 
other items or even outside the polygon.

Dave F.

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