[Tagging] how to map simple buildings

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Mar 4 09:17:33 UTC 2017

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> On 3 Mar 2017, at 23:04, Christian Müller <cmue81 at gmx.de> wrote:
> It may be redundant, but it's far from useless.

it may seem redundant, and if you assume construction sites to be unique for a certain piece of land you would be right, but there are exceptions. There are really buildings on top of other buildings. Here's an example:
Another example where this is relevant are megastructures which offer individual (stacked) sites within their structure. A proposal for something like this was presented by OMA in 1991 at the masterplan competition for potsdamer platz, Berlin. Other examples are underground structures (e.g. train stations) with different buildings built on top.
In theory, as these cases exist, you do need to couple building parts explicitly every time and cannot rely purely on spatial association. In practice, these cases might be so rare that you could decide to ignore them.

So no, the building relations to group building:parts are not strictly redundant, but the reason they are "needed" are (currently) exceptional situations.

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