[Tagging] natural=bay as nodes are evil

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Sun Oct 26 16:12:20 UTC 2014


Please, try mapping bays as areas - not as nodes.

It is really rare to see it done this way - but it is doable, see
http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/5CQ

Bay mapped as node is hard to process - for example: deciding whatever name
should be
rendered. It is completely impossible to retrieve information whatever name
applies to
some small area or larger one. Obviously label for tiny bay should not
displayed at the same
time with the same style as label for bay thousands times larger. But
getting information
about area from natural=bay mapped as node in most cases it is impossible
task even for
human - see
http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/2681179665#map=11/53.7700/14.7670
for an example.

taginfo lists 783 ways vs 34 585 nodes. Situation is even worse, as some
bays are marked
as unclosed ways what is not much better than node (human may now
reconstruct area,
but this task is still nearly impossible for computer).

Overpass turbo link with query for natural=bay nodes:
http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/5CW
(note: please, no changes based on guesswork. You may move map and select
run to
retrieve data for your area).
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