[Tagging] cave_entrance. ref and name

Richard ricoz.osm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 28 13:23:26 UTC 2016

On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 02:32:53PM +0200, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> sent from a phone
> > Il giorno 28 ago 2016, alle ore 13:31, Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com> ha scritto:
> > 
> > So if you have several cave entrances belonging to a cave you could have
> > a relation specifying the name of the cave and entrances with own names.
> isn't the relation only needed until you have the cave connected to all mapped entrances?

strictly taken, yes. It is also assumed that this will be a rather frequent 
situation, you have many cave systems where it is known that certain cave 
entrances or other objects belong to a cave system but not exactly how they 
are connected.
Even long after it is known to researchers there may not be anyone in the OSM
community abler or willing to map them in detail.

As the cave may have other cave-wide attributes there may be other reasons
to have a relation for it.


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