[Tagging] Request for new tag "natural=upland" (as way) or enabling "way" for "place" tags

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 10:04:04 UTC 2016

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> Il giorno 09 giu 2016, alle ore 18:41, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> ha scritto:
> Perhaps there should be some more explicit tagging to denote
> uncertainty.  But drawing a polygon around the buildings that are part
> of the settlement, and including areas that if a new building were built
> there, it would be considered part of the settlement seems sensible.
> This is logically well-defined, even if it's hard to answer in detail.

+1, I don't know why the OP thinks that a polygon is not suitable for locality and hamlet, I believe it definitely is, and if the wiki says the opposite it should be corrected 

> I can see an argument that a point is wrong, but really a point is a
> different representation, showing not really the centroid but the
> logical center of the settlement.


> A line would be a polygon with no width but significant length, which
> omits covering houses and has some new notion of near.   So it's sort of
> a blend of an area and the center, and that seems to raise more issues
> and complexity than it helps.

+1, to me a line makes no sense for representing an area (which any kind of settlement clearly is)


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