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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 11:29:09 BST 2012

Am 25. April 2012 12:25 schrieb Georg Feddern <osm at bavarianmallet.de>:
> as far as I know and always have considered, that is the meaning in _all_
> cases - because area was invented to differentiate between the linear and
> area meaning of a tag, if it is ambiguous.
> And it is documented - at least actually - for the use in both directions,
> so even to distinguish a linear feature from a default area feature
> (area=no).


> If you consider block as an address feature, addr:block should be used at
> the address itself, not at the block area in total.
> If you consider to describe just the block area - just the perimeter - to
> name it, I think place=locality on a closed polygon would be sufficient.
> Only if you need to describe the block as an entity - as an 'administrative
> object' or something like that - you need a special place= block value.

-1, place=locality shouldn't be used here, because according to the
wiki it is not to be used for settlements or parts of them.


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