[Tagging] Points instead of areas
djakk.djakk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 09:08:47 UTC 2018
For cities there must be a point associated to the polygon to tell where
the center is (maybe 2 if the city is poly centric, like Budapest maybe ?)
Le mer. 8 août 2018 à 05:25, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> a écrit :
> On 08/08/18 12:52, Bill Ricker wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 6:41 PM, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
>> 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,
>> covers an area of 15842 km2, but is still apparently found exactly at:
> Quite so.
> To measure distances between towns/cities, some point is needed.
> While in theory someone wishing to do so could query for the Admin level
> outline and compute the centroid, when a government entity has declared a
> named point to match the Admin level boundary, it's convenient if everyone
> uses the same one.
> If there are countries which for which open-licensed town centers aren't
> available, the local mapping communities can decide what is right for them.
> Postoffice, Town Hall, Centroid, Flagpole, whatever.
> The centre of a place is a little cultural, a little of frequent use and a
> little from signs.
> In Europe I suspect it is the railway station ..lots of signs pointing
> In rural Australia I would go with the post office, though the pub is
> quite popular. :)
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