[Tagging] How to tag named group of named water areas?

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 3 10:30:31 UTC 2018


On 02/11/2018 01:43, Allan Mustard wrote:
> I don't see a problem with duplicating a tag in both the relation and 
> sections of the object.  In my case I have been mapping the national 
> highway network of Turkmenistan the last few months.  I have created 
> relations so that all segments belong to one or more highways (P-1 
> from Ashgabat to Koneurgench, for example). However, most map 
> renderers will not indicate that

Yours is a common & increasing misunderstanding of relations. There's a 
belief that:

a) Everything has to be linked together.
b) Relations are the only way to link them.

You're also misunderstanding the purpose of the route relation which is 
to indicate a regular, often used path taken by travellers which cross 
*different* roads, paths, rivers etc.

Duplication of data leads to confusion, wasted time & errors.
Please refrain from mapping in this way.

> , plus the road is known to locals in most areas by that name, so I 
> have also added it to the name=* and ref=* tags.

The way it's known is by it's reference number. It does not have a name. 
This is just more unnecessary duplication.


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