[Tagging] Tags of a node representing an area (polygon or relation)

Janko Mihelić janjko at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 13:21:55 UTC 2015

You could draw a rectangle reusing all the nodes from the building, or make
a relation with the building rectangle, type=multipolygon, role=outer, and
put the tags there.


sri, 1. srp 2015. u 14:58 André Pirard <A.Pirard.Papou at gmail.com> napisao

>  Hi,
> An OSM element is normally made of one "physical" object tag and a number
> of tags describing the attributes of that object or of the other attributes
> (such as (fictitious example) building:tower:antenna:gsm=yes). This applies
> to areas and nodes.
> Some people prefer to tag the attributes to a node inside an area, like a
> shop on a node.
> If the node represents a particular place (part) inside the area, its
> object tag is simply that of the inside object, like a room, a reception
> desk, whatever.
> The problem arises when they want their node to represent the whole area.
> Supposing a building, they would tag a building=yes node inside a
> building=yes area and QAs would complain about finding one building inside
> another.
> Supposing that substituting another tag for building=yes would play havoc,
> what is or would be an additional attribute tag meaning "I am the same
> object as that of the area enclosing me", meaning that it's a duplicate, an
> alias, you call it, such as:
> building=yes
> [building:]enclosing_area_alias=yes
> Cheers
>   André.
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