[Talk-in] Confusion over tagging POIs as using nodes or areas

Arun Ganesh arun.planemad at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 16:04:33 UTC 2015

To me everything is ultimately an area (even a point, that you really
really zoom into  ;))

A point is thus only a convenient way of representing an area at a certain
scale. On a world map, a city is a point, but on a city map, it becomes an

Its possible to derive a point as a centroid of an area very easily, but
you cannot get an area from a point.

Looking at it this way, it just makes sense to map everything as an area
whenever possible, and this makes points redundant. Hope I made the point

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 7:16 PM, Yogesh योगि <
yogesh at karnatakaeducation.org.in> wrote:

> This was discussed on a osm-talk thread last week and thought sharing the
> same here would be helpful for new mappers -
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2015-April/072583.html
> Similar question was also asked long back on osm help site -
> https://help.openstreetmap.org/questions/617/when-you-have-a-building-and-a-surrounding-area-which-one-should-most-tags-be-on
> --
> Yogesh K S
> Sent from an Electronic Device
> _______________________________________________
> Talk-in mailing list
> Talk-in at openstreetmap.org
> https://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-in

 Arun Ganesh
(planemad) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Planemad>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-in/attachments/20150429/39f55dce/attachment.html>

More information about the Talk-in mailing list