[Tagging] use of points even when it clearly defines a building?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 23:19:19 UTC 2018

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> On 17. Aug 2018, at 00:39, seirra <general at sarifria.x10.bz> wrote:
> where a point clearly defines a building in these areas should it be corrected? also if a floor of a building is for example: a store at the bottom of the building, and the rest is apartments... shouldn't it then be a building labelled as a chemist,

we try to distinguish the building from the user. A building is a building, a chemist is a company. Often simple cases are mapped taking a “short cut” and the poi and the building are mixed into one OSM object, what is tolerated but generally deemed less precise because you don’t know which of the tags belongs to the building and which to the business.(name? start_date? etc)

A common solution is creating a node within the building polygon for the business. Another way is using an overlapping way or creating a multipolygon (even with just one outer member in some cases) for the business.


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