[Talk-GB] Administrative boundaries: polygons or polylines?

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Sun Jan 17 19:12:20 UTC 2016


Glad to be of assistance. 

One tiny word of warning when you add role=outer: please make sure you
do it to ALL the ways (without a role) in a relation, because a mix of
empty roles and role=outer in the same relation will definitely cause
more problems than simply having empty roles! 

You may be interested in my page where I have consolidated my notes on
UK admin boundaries in OSM:

Best regards, 


On 2016-01-17 19:59, Bob Hawkins wrote:

> Colin 
> The answer might lie with role=outer.  I applied it to Nettlebed in JOSM as a test, uploaded the change and ran a new query in Overpass turbo.  Nettlebed appears as a polygon now.  It seems I should apply it to all my cases for best practice, as you write, because it does appear other software might be adversely affected by its absence. 
> I thank you for your constructive input. 
> With regards 
> Bob 
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