[talk-ph] Tagging convention: names for city, municipal and barangay halls

Jim Morgan jim at datalude.com
Sat Jun 4 06:04:59 BST 2011


Eugene Alvin Villar wrote, On Friday, 03 June, 2011 08:47 PM:
> If you just need the geometric center of a town or city, I agree that
> there is no need to add a point for that.
>
> The renderers can already place labels in the geometric center. For
> example, the main OSM map style Mapnik already does this. See this
> example for Obando, Bulacan <http://osm.org/go/4zL__Wce->. As you can
> see, there are two labels for Obando, the geometric center to the
> upper left which was added automatically, and the manual label to the
> lower right which corresponds to where the downtown area is (where the
> Obando Church, town plaza, and the college, and the public market is).

Good example! But when you zoom out one level, the geometric centre disappears, so for this renderer at least, the single, specified point is clearly the way to go. 
 
> (Hmmm, I think I can recreate the Siquijor map using OSM data now.
> Just need to find the time to do it. :-)

Hired a motorbike there a few months back and did a few updates ... :-)

Jim



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