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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Fri Apr 27 20:11:49 BST 2012

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
> Anthony wrote:
>>  If I were writing a renderer, I would assume that a
>> closed way railway=platform represented an area unless it was tagged
>> area=no.  So that's an effect.
> If I were writing a renderer (actually, I am), I would assume that a
> closed way does not represent an area unless it
> a) has an always-area tag such as landuse
> or
> b) is tagged with area=yes.
> Your idea that some tags should make a closed way into an area by
> default, unless there's also a certain other tag (like area=no) present,
> is not established mapping style as far as I can tell.
> Currently, tags are either unambiguous, or the default assumption is
> "not an area".

Well that's a mistake that should be fixed.

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