[Tagging] Mapping guidelines

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 13:58:15 GMT 2012

2012/1/21 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 1:57 AM, Bryce2 Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com> wrote:
>> The road is a road: it has meaning, semantics, access rules.
>> It is fully capable of representing itself overlaid on various land
>> use: be they forest, residential, military or commercial.
> I'm not talking about the road, though.  I'm talking about the land.
> The road is built *on* the land, just as the residence is on the land.
>  Part of the land is set aside legally for putting things like houses
> and pools and gardens and other "residential" things.  Part of it is
> set aside legally for putting things like roads and sidewalks and
> light poles and gutters.


>> I think that landuse should refer to broad areas.  Parcel and
>> ownership data is interesting... but I'd rather get that from the
>> public record.
> You can always generate broad area land use data from parcel level
> land use data, but you can't do the latter.

+1, that's also the reason for which I prefer finer granular objects
and not the huge ones (which btw. tend to become hardly managable
multipolygon-monsters by the time).


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