[Tagging] How to map terrace buildings with names

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 20:40:00 UTC 2020

According to the wiki page about building=terrace, it is usually best
practice to map each house as a separate area (closed way) object.

"A more detailed and recommended alternative is to map each dwelling
separately using building <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building>
=house <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:building%3Dhouse>, but
keeping at least two nodes in common for adjoining houses."


If you map each house individually, it is not necessary to map the whole
outline of the row of houses.

– Joseph Eisenberg

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020 at 1:21 PM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 6. Jul 2020, at 20:45, Skyler Hawthorne <osm at dead10ck.com> wrote:
> >
> > Are there any alternative schemes? Is there a tag to indicate that a
> closed way represents a "dwelling" or "housing unit", but not a standalone
> building in and of itself? Or, what if I tagged the whole building with
> building=terrace, and then the ways inside just have address tags?
> there is the key “building:part” which might eventually fit for the single
> units (I never mapped a terraced house and am not familiar with how they
> are usually mapped).
> Cheers Martin
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