[Tagging] My "weirdly unnatural aversion to relations"

Andrew Hain andrewhainosm at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Oct 2 19:25:36 UTC 2018


The sum total of all of the properties making up a university absolutely is an area.

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Andrew
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From: Richard <ricoz.osm at gmail.com>
Sent: 02 October 2018 20:21:45
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
Subject: Re: [Tagging] My "weirdly unnatural aversion to relations"

On Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 09:05:53PM +0200, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
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> 2. Oct 2018 19:27 by ricoz.osm at gmail.com <mailto:ricoz.osm at gmail.com>:
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> > On Tue, Oct 02, 2018 at 05:01:17PM +0200, Mateusz Konieczny wrote:
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> >> > 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 <https://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps>>>  <>> https://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/maps <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.
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> >> > 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.
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> >> Why selecting buildings and tagging them to site relation is easier than selecting building and adding them to  a multipolygon realation?
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> > looks like abuse of multipolygon relation to me.
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> why abuse? Sole reason for multipolygon relations is to tag
> disjointed areas or areas with holes in them.

you name it. AREAS. A university is not an area.

Rcihard

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