[Tagging] area=yes on polygones (was Block names)

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Fri Apr 27 01:53:48 BST 2012


Anthony wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 5:17 AM, Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Where did I mention a renderer? If you draw a closed polygon with
>> railway=platform, that's a continuous platform with a hole in the middle.
>> There may be a few cases of such in real life at a complicated junction.
> 
> If so, they should be tagged with area=no.

"area=no" can be considered a "sic!", but that tag should never have any
actual effect.

If a feature can be either a closed way or an area, the default
interpretation should always be the closed way. Otherwise, you'd have to
know arbitrary defaults for each type of object.

Tobias



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