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

seirra blake general at sarifria.x10.bz
Sun Aug 19 16:04:27 UTC 2018

oh okay yeah i get it!

On Aug 17 2018, at 4:17 pm, Jmapb <jmapb at gmx.com> wrote:
> On 8/16/2018 6:39 PM, seirra wrote:
> > 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, with the tag level=0 and at the same
> > point on the map, a building labelled as apartments with the tag level=1?
> Usually this would be mapped as a node (point) for the shop, set inside
> the perimeter of the building. The node gets tagged with all the
> information specific for the shop (name, phone, opening_hours, etc.) The
> building area gets tagged with all of the physical attributes of the
> building (height, building style, sometimes the building has its own
> name that it keeps regardless of what shop is occupying the ground
> floor.) The address tags would also generally go on the building itself
> -- unless the building has multiple addresses.
> We definitely don't want two buildings at the same location to indicate
> the two different uses of a single building. It is possible to draw an
> area for the bottom floor shop instead of a node -- just tag the area as
> a shop, not as a building. And add the level=0 tag, as you mentioned.
> (And it probably wouldn't be the *entire* bottom floor of course; you'd
> want to leave room for the stairs for instance.)
> The general rule is *not* to map any specifics of private areas of
> buildings -- the apartments on the upper floors, for instance. You can
> use the building:units= tag to indicate the number of apartments, and
> addr:flats= tag to list the apartment numbers, but that's generally as
> far as we go.
> J
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