[Tagging] Points instead of areas

Graeme Fitzpatrick graemefitz1 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 22:41:08 UTC 2018


On 7 August 2018 at 21:56, Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:

>
> For example nobody would say that a city is a point


I'm not disagreeing with you, but people do refer to them, & somehow even
measure them, as points!

I'm sure that you have the same situation in your country but an e.g. is my
State capital, Brisbane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane, which

covers an area of 15842 km2, but is still apparently found exactly at:

Location

   - 732 km (455 mi) N of Sydney <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney>[3]
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane#cite_note-3>
   - 945 km (587 mi) NNE of Canberra
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra>[4]
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane#cite_note-4>
   - 1,374 km (854 mi) NNE of Melbourne
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne>[5]
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane#cite_note-5>
   - 1,600 km (994 mi) NE of Adelaide
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide>[6]
   <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane#cite_note-6>
   - 3,604 km (2,239 mi) NE of Perth <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth>
   [7] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brisbane#cite_note-7>


The Dept of Main Roads also agrees that there is a defined point known as
Brisbane! https://goo.gl/images/FbTLCt

(I believe that, once upon a time, Main Roads measurements were taken to
the Post Office as being the centre of each town?)

OSM also shows it at https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=12/-27.4917/153.0325,
which has the City tag located in / on the centre of Brisbane City Hall.


Thanks

Graeme
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