[Talk-GB] Place names for housing estates

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Thu Jan 14 20:04:41 GMT 2010


Tom Chance wrote:
> 2010/1/14 Ed Loach <ed at loach.me.uk <mailto:ed at loach.me.uk>>
>
>
>     > What do others think, and do?
>
>     I've used both place=locality and
>     landuse=residential/name=<whatever> in Wolverhampton recently. The
>     advantage of drawing out the landuse area and using the name tag is
>     that the name doesn't render until you've zoomed in close enough for
>     the label to fit within that area
>
>
> I thought about that, but it gets pretty fiddly when you have lots of 
> small estates knocking around in the middle of larger residential 
> areas. On a lazier note, it's also sometimes hard to determine exactly 
> where the boundaries of an estate are!
>
Indeed. Also if they're not a nice 'circular' shape the name tag can 
often fall outside the polygon.

Dave F.




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