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

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 14:17:34 BST 2012

On 4/28/2012 7:59 AM, Anthony wrote:
> Scanning the wiki it looks like usually-not-area would be less of a
> moving target.  Otherwise almost every time someone adds a new amenity
> you have to add a new always-area tag.  The usually-not-area would be
> junction=roundabout, barrier=*, highway=pedestrian, leisure=track,
> man_made=breakwater, man_made=groyne, man_made=pier, natural=cliff,
> and waterway=dam.

There are also issues with multiple tags. For example tourism=attraction 
is usually an area, but on a railway=preserved that goes in a loop it's 
probably not. I don't think Mapnik handles an explicit area=no correctly 

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