[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.

John F. Eldredge --  john at jfeldredge.com
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