[Tagging] Block names (vs street names) in Brasilia

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Tue Apr 24 15:04:25 BST 2012

I see your point. While Brasilia has indeed in many places single purpose blocks, this is likely not the case in all cities. However, place=neighbourhood is misleading as there are many blocks in a neighbourhood.

I'm liking the `area=yes` as seen in Mannheim [1] better than `place=neighbourhood`. Thoughts?

[1] https://skitch.com/alexbarth/8i8em/java-openstreetmap-editor

On Apr 24, 2012, at 5:51 AM, Janko Mihelić wrote:

> 2012/4/24 Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com>
> - draw blocks as polygons
> - tag with `landuse=residential` or `landuse=commercial`
> - name with block number
> I don't like the "landuse" tag for this purpose. There could be two landuses on one block, there could be an empty block with no landuse but with a block name, and so on.. That tag isn't used for that. I would use place=neighbourhood for the polygon.
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