[Tagging] What is a terrace after all?

Tobias Wrede list at tobias-wrede.de
Mon Sep 10 08:39:54 UTC 2018

Am 10.09.2018 um 02:27 schrieb André Pirard:
> What should I do? building=terrace 
> <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:building%3Dterrace> describes 
> mapping separate houses as an *alternative*.
> Erase what another mapper did, and replace that element with houses?

That's what I do. You may keep the original outline to keep some history 
but mapping the individual houses (building=house) stores more 
information so should be the preferred way.

> While waiting, I converted them to landuse=terraced (invisible).

That on the other had is bad practice in my opinion. The landuse of the 
whole area should be "residential". The terrace does not get an extra 
landuse. Having many building=house sharing walls identifies terraces 
well enough I would say.

cheers, Tobi

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