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

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Oct 10 04:00:31 BST 2011

Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 10/9/2011 9:10 PM, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> > 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.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:landuse%3Dresidential
> "An area of land dedicated to, or having predominantly residential 
> houses or apartment buildings."
> We discussed this recently on tagging; let's not go into it again.

My intent was to point out that, since nearly all communities have some land dedicated to non-residential use, whether you tag the entire community as landuse=residential or not depends upon how detailed your landuse mapping is.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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