[Tagging] Tagging of topographic areas with a name

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Tue Aug 13 18:39:59 UTC 2013


On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Phil! Gold <phil_g at pobox.com> wrote:

> I tend to think of label nodes as hints for the renderer that provide it
> with information it cannot derive on its own.  The canonical example, I
> think, is a town where it makes sense to place the label over the "town
> center", which residents of the place can usually identify easily, but
> which may not necessarily match the geometric center (or centroid) of the
> town's border.


+1

And a trickier example:  a camp complex with four buildings, all with a
name=.
At lower zoom levels which building's name should show?  The rendering
needs a hint to know what "name=Camp Office" is of broader interest than
"name=Maintenance Shed".
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