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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Tue May 1 16:11:54 BST 2012

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 7:55 AM, Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> wrote:
> 01.05.2012 11:53, Pieren wrote:
>> Not only mine. I'm still waiting at least a single example where a
>> closed way for platforms is not an area
> How about that one?
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/48923955
> It's a public_transport=platform for busses. There's a building with
> ticket shops and toilets in the centre (not mapped yet).

That's a closed way for a platform which *is* an area.

It seems clear to me that the intent was not for this to represent a
linear feature.  If it were, the line would have been drawn down the
center of the platform, not along the outside edge of it.

>> (and rendering issue cannot be
>> fixed by splitting the way for instance).
> We could do that for highways and other examples, too: Always treat
> closed loops as an area, and model other loops by splitting the way.

That would have broken backward compatibility.

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