[Tagging] How to map terrace buildings with names

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 21:43:38 UTC 2020

On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 at 22:15, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

Some examples for houses that IMHO are neither terraces, nor single
> dwelling buildings, nor apartment buildings:
> https://img2.juzaphoto.com/001/shared_files/uploads/1242740_l.jpg

That's building=escher

here the buildings on the left and right:
> https://www.10cose.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/chiesa-calcata.jpg

I can't figure out which buildings you mean.

> maybe an apartment building? Is it a terrace (I would expect no)?
> https://www.lettingaproperty.com/sites/default/files/property/28786/15444645841_07b7817568_k.jpg

It's a semi-detached house (in Estate Agent speak).  By one interpretation,
it should be building=semi.  The house adjoining might be another
buiilding=semi or, if it's the central one in a group of three, it would
have to be building=house.  As I see it, building=semi is
of no value as it's obvious whether a house is detached,
semi-detached, or in a terrace.  Also, how many houses
do you need before it's a terrace?  2? 3?  4?

2 equally sized dwellings:
> https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dingbat_MaryJane.jpg#mw-jump-to-license

They're flats.  Do we have a good way of mapping those?  I have a couple
avoided mapping.  Entrance to the top one is on the main road, entrance to
bottom one is on a service road parallel to (but lower than) the main
road.  They
made my head hurt.

> Generally we also do not adequately represent basic medieval buildings
> which traditionally combined dwelling and workplace under the same roof.
> Any ideas for these?

Building for the house, node for the workplace.  Micromappers will be upset
unless you place the workplace node precisely, of course, but you probably
have never been inside so don't know.  That's assuming it still is being
used as a combined dwelling and workplace, otherwise map it as whatever
it is now - we don't map history (except when we do).

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