[talk-ph] Node position for towns
Eugene Alvin Villar
seav80 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 16:59:32 BST 2010
I suggest to place the node in the town/city proper, which is not the
geographical center and not always where the city or town hall is. The
city/town proper is basically where the town plaza or poblacion area is.
Usually, it's where the church or public market is.
For example, the Las Pinas city hall is here:
But I placed the Las Pinas place=city node in the poblacion area, where the
plaza and the main church (home of the famous Bamboo Organ) is:
On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Jim Morgan <jim at datalude.com> wrote:
> Ed Garcia wrote, On Tuesday, 06 April, 2010 10:05 PM:
> > Glad you agree guys! Surprised to see so many +1s in barely an hour
> > from posting. Okay then, I'll start with San Antonio in Zambales. That
> > town node is currently so far away from town proper ... it is currently
> > located on the mountains.
> Seems like a lot of these town / village / city markers are way off the
> mark to begin with. I guess they were imported en masse from an imprecise
> source. They usually seem to be 1 or 2 km off the mark. Usually when I find
> them, I'll drag them closer to a known settlement -- sort of plonk it in the
> middle of the most obvious mass of houses on a satellite view, or near the
> most obvious confluence of roads. Then when someone with more local
> knowledge finds it, they drag it closer to the City Hall ... and when the
> City Hall is actually on the map, then it's truly accurate.
> This process of gradually getting more and more precise seems to be what
> OSM is all about really.
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