[Tagging] [OSM-talk] Mapping guidelines

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 13:30:21 GMT 2012

On 1/17/2012 8:10 AM, Simone Saviolo wrote:
> I find it useless to map such wide areas as landuses. There's no point
> in tagging a whole village's area as landuse=residential, and there's
> no point in making a sixty-km-wide polygon to indicate that between
> Parma and Reggio Emilia there's cultivated land.

I'm not suggesting either of these. But a single chunk of houses is 
clearly all residential, whether it's the size of a few lots or a huge 
subdivision. Splitting it at roads gives no benefit and complicates 
editing greatly. This is just ridiculous: 
> As to residential roads, I don't think they are part of the landuse. I
> agree that "service"s (especially driveways) and "living_street"s are,
> but a residential road is not a place to live,
Neither is a lawn or swimming pool.

> nor it is meant to be used only by the residents.
So your cutoff would be whether through traffic is allowed?

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