[Tagging] Consolidating tags for building attributes

Tod Fitch tod at fitchdesign.com
Mon Oct 7 23:28:16 UTC 2013

I don't see the use of multipolygon relations in this manor in the wiki. Nor have I noticed it in use in the areas that I have edited. Nor do I recall answers suggesting using multiple multipoloygons on the help site.

Is this a common technique that I have somehow missed?


Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse my brevity.

Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Am 08/ott/2013 um 00:48 schrieb fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com>:
>> Think your values would fit with
>> simple operator=* and if you want to separate the operator of the
>> building from the operator of the amenity I think operator:amenity
>> be better
>you should not use amenity and building on the same object, even if the
>geometry is the same you will get ambiguities. Better use a distinct
>object for the building and one for the hospital, and you will not need
>operator:amenity or building:name or tags like that, instead you can
>use name, operator, etc. on the object they belong to (use a
>multipolygon relation to reuse polygon geometry).
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