[Tagging] Tagging of topographic areas with a name
bsd at volki.at
Wed Aug 7 20:19:25 UTC 2013
On 06.08.2013 15:51, Yuri D'Elia wrote:
> which has been tagged with a multipoligon relation.
> Unfortunately, the relation has some problems:
> - not rendered anywhere?
This is a super-relation, with other relations as members. This is not
allowed for multipolygon relations. It should rather be a type=collection
relation. This is how water areas such as riverbanks use to be joined, and I
use collection relations for sets of rocks etc. too. Don't expect dumb
renderers like Mapnik to render superrelations, though.
> It seems to me that the closest tagging scheme might be a loose area
> with place=locality. Would that be a good idea?
That depends on what the name belongs to. If it's the name of a lake,
forest, or other "physical" feature, place=* would be just wrong.
> I saw several proposed tags in the wiki:
> but not really an official tagging scheme. Valley names are very
> important features for a topographic map.
These proposals are somewhat obsolete, as natural=* has widely been accepted
as the key for all geomorphological features. See
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:natural, group 3. A valley is just
the complement of a ridge or arete. Just draw a line along the valley and
tag it with natural=valley.
> Similarly, we have areas for entire mountain groups, which are
> fundamental for a topographic map in the alps. Again, the boundaries of
> such areas are not so important, but it's mostly used as an indication
> for the name placement.
natural=mountain_range is already in use for the Alps. The mountain groups
within the Eastern Alps are tagged place=region, see the members of relation
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