[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Mapping guidelines

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 12:45:16 GMT 2012

On 1/17/2012 6:28 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2012/1/17 Maarten Deen<mdeen at xs4all.nl>:
>> On 2012-01-16 23:27, Robin Paulson wrote:
>>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?lat=-36.878407&lon=174.741523&zoom=19
>>> the landuse polygon has an orange highlight on it, why does it do that?
>> Just a hint on mapping (not to Robin in particular): I think it is
>> unnecessary to cut up landuse=residential areas just because there is a road
>> there. The road itself is as much part of the residential area as the ground
>> the houses stand on. IMHO there is no reason not to make the
>> landuse=residential be contiguous across multiple roads.
> I disagree. Public roads generally are a different landuse (i.e. they
> are roads). Smaller landuse entities also are much easier to refine
> later. And yet another point: landuse mapped like in this example
> conveys more information because it indicates the border of the
> private properties.

I'd probably split the polygons only at Sandringham (which I'd make 
tertiary), unless each block has its own name. Residential roads are 
obviously part of a residential landuse.

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