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

Alex Barth alex at mapbox.com
Tue Apr 24 19:13:49 BST 2012

Pieren - thanks for pointing out that "area=yes" is highway only. How could the documentation for it be clearer [1]?

Seems to me then that starting to use a value "block" for the "place" [2] key would be an appropriate solution.


So for a block QNB12 in Brasilia, the tagging would be:


For a block C2 in Mannheim, the tagging would be:


(right now I find area=yes instead of place=block in Mannheim)


[1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:area
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:place

On Apr 24, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Pieren wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Alex Barth <alex at mapbox.com> wrote:
>> I'm liking the `area=yes` as seen in Mannheim [1] better than `place=neighbourhood`. Thoughts?
> Oh no, please. area=yes has been created to distinguish highway loops
> and highway areas. For me, a tag "area=yes" not combined with a
> "highway" is a mistake. Then better use "place=neighbourhood".
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