[Tagging] Key "location"

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Fri Oct 14 16:12:30 BST 2011

Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> > The fire hydrant page now suggests
> fire_hydrant:type=underground/wall etc.,
> > but many old mappers try to avoid type=* as a key - or as a part of
> a
> > key.
> As an old mapper, you should also avoid the key "location" since the
> location is stored in the nodes lat/lon coordinates...
> Pieren

In the case of underground structures such as subway stations (Underground stations in UK parlance), where the surface-level entrances may be offset from the station proper and connected to it by tunnels, it may be difficult to establish the exact longitude/latitude of the station, as opposed to the longitude/latitude of its entrances.  GPS units don't work while underground.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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