[Talk-us] Parks, etc. Points or outlines

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Wed Apr 25 03:02:06 BST 2012


Nathan Edgars II <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 4/24/2012 2:38 PM, Josh Doe wrote:
> > Yes, there should be only one feature for each real world object,
> and
> > the way/multipolygon has more spatial information, however the nodes
> > might have other useful information like the GNIS feature ID.
> 
> For this matter, why are there county nodes all over the U.S.? They 
> don't seem to have come from GNIS: 
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/316947053/history
> 


One possibility is that they come from mappers using programs that can create POIs, but lack the ability to create ways.  Many cell phone mapping apps have this limitation.

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