[Tagging] site relations for city walls?

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 19:08:54 UTC 2020

Wouldn't a multipolygon with just two outers solve that parking case?
Best Peter Elderson

Op ma 13 jul. 2020 om 21:02 schreef Lionel Giard <lionel.giard at gmail.com>:

> I also saw it used for parking lot that are completely separated (like on
> two sides of a big highway) but still part of the "same" parking
> technically (like the example of mall parking in different parts separated
> by highways). To add to the two area mapped as amenity=parking, there was a
> site relation grouping them (site=parking).  ^_^
> Le lun. 13 juil. 2020 à 19:04, Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> a
> écrit :
>> Looking back at the history of the site relation, it looks as if the
>> concept originated from schools, colleges, universities, airports,  and
>> military bases for situations where the objects are not within a well
>> defined perimeter. Documented uses include historical sites, even though
>> they are not quoted in recent versions of the wiki page.
>> Reading the wiki versions, I would say the "site" relation is extremely
>> vaguely defined.
>> I would think we are free to make it something useful.
>> At the risk of repeating myself, I believe there is a need  for something
>> like the site relation for a whole array of more or less widely scattered
>> objects that belong together. Just a few:
>>    - non-campus universities, research institutions, schools
>>    - the offices of public institutions (city, regional, country
>>    governments, the European Union institutions)
>>    - archaeological sites (aqueducts, Hadrian's Wall, the Limes in
>>    Germany, the Great Wall of China, The Iron Curtain, city walls, former
>>    Railways, former canals and other waterways, former underground mines, ...)
>>    - power plants (hydro-electric, wind power, ...)
>>    - active mines
>>    - distributed museums
>> Volker
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