[Tagging] places and landuse=residential WAS Re: [OSM-talk] Jerusalem name tag - Mediation

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Oct 10 02:10:27 BST 2011

Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> pulled this from talk because it was OT there
> 2011/10/8 Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com>:
> >> See also http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/131585141 with a
> >> creation date of 2011-09-28.
> > Should the entire city be tagged with landuse=residential like it
> currently
> > is?
> IMHO it shouldn't. You might find suburbs or hamlets, maybe even
> villages where this might be true or acceptable, but for a whole city
> I'd consider this definitely too rough (too many other landuses inside
> this area which are not residential).
> cheers,
> Martin

>From my personal experience, very few communities, even if containing only a few residences, lack at least one retail, religious, or other non-residential building, usually with an associated parking lot.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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