[Tagging] How to map terrace buildings with names

Skyler Hawthorne osm at dead10ck.com
Tue Jul 7 13:06:32 UTC 2020

I settled on using building:part=house for the individual houses and 
wrapping the whole building with building=terrace. I think this makes more 
sense anyway, tagging the individual houses as part of the larger building. 
Thanks for pointing me to building:part=*!

In general, how should one approach making an edit to the wiki? If I wanted 
to suggest this approach in the wiki, should I start a separate email 
thread to discuss this tagging scheme before editing the wiki page?
On July 7, 2020 07:22:02 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> sent from a phone
>> On 6. Jul 2020, at 22:42, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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=house, but keeping at least two nodes in common 
>> for adjoining houses."
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:building%3Dterrace
>> If you map each house individually, it is not necessary to map the whole 
>> outline of the row of houses.
> right, but the question was: how do you add a name to the ensemble?
> I.e. an entity is required where the name can be attached to.
> An alternative could be to add addr:housename to the individual houses, but 
> it would not exactly be the same thing. It would look like many adjacent 
> houses which all bear the same name.
> Cheers Martin
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