[Tagging] building = house vs detached.

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 21:45:08 UTC 2018

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> On 23. Jul 2018, at 17:07, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> How about building=residential to replace house/terrace/detached? 

-1, there are several established tags for residential buildings in osm, e.g. apartments, and as the example shows, it isn’t possible to reliably identify terraced houses just by analyzing the geometry, so
why would we want to remove the details? If someone is only interested in a detail level like “residential”, they won’t have to care about the differences in meaning and can normalize them all locally to residential.

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