[Tagging] Using multipolygons to map bays in Alaska

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sat Nov 17 19:08:34 UTC 2018


On 11/17/18 19:36, Kevin Kenny wrote:
> You're welcome to this particular opinion in your personal capacity and
> are free to argue the point as passionately as you care to.

Why, thank you ;)

> When you have your DWG hat on

I don't, and never had in this whole discussion.

> A minority of
> users (including myself), whose number appears to be growing, find that
> sharing boundary ways among multipolygons creates a structure that
> actually is easier to enter, edit and maintain than the one that appears
> from multiple retraced ways over the same nodes, or worse, independently
> traced ways that are approximating the same boundary in the field.

Oh yes, certainly. Of course, in the concrete example at hand,
re-tracing the whole boundary of the Gulf of Bothnia as a new way would
have been worse (and impossible due to the 2000 node limit), and not
even re-using the nodes would have been unspeakably worse.

My argument was that if you can get away with using a single node for
labelling, then you don't have to burden all those 1,400 coastline ways
with one (or two or three) extra relation memberships and that would be


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