[Tagging] Buildings blocks

Dan S danstowell+osm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 12:56:26 UTC 2015

2015-03-11 12:06 GMT+00:00 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:
> 2015-03-11 12:56 GMT+01:00 Jean-Marc Liotier <jm at liotier.org>:
>> As you can see, each block is subdivided into land plots - each with a
>> courtyard and several buildings that usually all belong to an extended
>> family. Those land plots have a strong significance and the frequent
>> sighting of spontaneous attempts by to map them in various ways is testimony
>> to that.
>> I do not yet have an answer to this requirement - it should obviously be
>> mapped as an area but I have so far failed to select satisfactory attributes
>> to model it. I believe that landuse=* is not suitable - in Senegal, as
>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/FR:WikiProject_Senegal recommends, the
>> whole urban area is landuse=residential, so it is not available to map
>> smaller subdivisions.
> maybe a new place value? Of the existing ones, maybe place=neighbourhood?
> Although this is a really small nieghbourhood compared to other areas with
> this tag.
> I don't see a problem in the whole area being landuse=residential, still you
> could split these into several smaller landuse=residential, but I agree that
> there will be no inherent semantics about the special situation there with
> just the landuse tag.

I also think that landuse=residential, plus name=* or whatever, is
fine. It's how I and some others map "housing estates" in the UK. I
might "carve out" a portion of the larger landuse=residential. (Not
everyone does it this way.)


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