[Tagging] site relations for city walls?

Volker Schmidt voschix at gmail.com
Sun Jul 12 22:09:53 UTC 2020


I do consider a site relation a fitting approach for a city wall.

On Sun, 12 Jul 2020, 22:35 Andy Townsend, <ajt1047 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/07/2020 20:13, Taskar Center wrote:
> >
> > Why is the relation type on the Berlin Wall a “collection” rather than
> > “boundary”?
>
> Over its history as an object in OSM it's had a whole variety of tags.
> Different people have said "This is important!  We should render it!"
> and have sometimes tried to do that by adjusting the tags until they
> found something that rendered.  Other people have tried to change tags
> to better reflect the current reality.
> http://osm.mapki.com/history/relation.php?id=6651797 tells the story.
>
> Personally, I don't think that "boundary" would be a good relation type
> for it because it isn't one - it's the route of a former barrier within
> a boundary.  Compare
> https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/6651797#map=19/52.51616/13.37698
> with the suburb boundary just to the west.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Andy
>
>
>
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