[Tagging] place nodes for continents?

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Tue Aug 7 08:20:25 UTC 2018


On 07.08.2018 10:04, Ilya Zverev wrote:
> It is a strange question, which can be applied to virtually anything in
> OSM. Potholes — are they useful?

Ok, I'll re-word:

How is a continent node verifiable, especially with regards to its
position? What is our plan if two people should start edit-warring about
whether the continent node should be at 51.0000002, -109.0000002 (as it
currently is), or rather at 51,-109 or at 50,-108?

Representing a tree or a pothole with a node is not exact either, but
it's more or less within the accuracy of our available measurement
devices. Representing a city with a node is much less accurate, but
people seem to agree for most cities, placing the city node in the heart
of the old city, or where the city hall is, or some such.

Do we really want to approximate whole continents with a point, and if
we do, where is that point to be placed?


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