[Tagging] Buildings blocks

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 11:22:26 UTC 2015

2015-03-11 12:12 GMT+01:00 Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>:

> I would like to know if putting building blocks in OSM should be avoided
> in all cases. I am currently teaching GIS students in Dakar that have ben
> required to digitize only building blocks on their area of study. Could
> this been done on OSM (and in that case how to tag it, as for
> landuse=residential encompass all the areas covered by building blocks and
> streets?) or always avoided? I did not find the answer in the wiki.

There is no general answer to this question. My personal suggestion is to
tag them with "landuse=residential" and not include the streets (if they're
actually residential areas), or commercial, retail etc. according to what
is there. You might also want to split the block into more than one landuse
if it is required to better represent reality.

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