[Tagging] My "weirdly unnatural aversion to relations"

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 11:30:01 UTC 2018


On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 10:47 AM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
wrote:

> 2. Oct 2018 11:44 by marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com:
>
> or a school that has 3 buildings on the same street but with other
> buildings among themselves that do not belong to the school.
>
>
> Sounds like a simple multipolygon with these 3 buildings as outer ways.
>
>
> Can you link this case if that is more complicated?
>
I can give you a case that is more complicated.  The University of
Edinburgh.  As well as a main
campus, and a subsidiary mini-campus,  it has individual buildings
scattered all around the city.
It could be mapped as a multipolygon but it would be a lot of work.
Imagine using a multipolygon
natural=wood to handle many individual, widely-spaced trees by poking lots
ofi rregular, large holes
in it where trees aren't.

See https://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps  And note that what you get there is the
first of five tabs
covering different agglomerations of buildings.

I think the only feasible way of handling this would be a site relation.
Maybe you can think of a better
way of handling it.

-- 
Paul
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