[Talk-us] Apartment buildings as place=hamlet

James Umbanhowar jumbanho at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 01:13:37 GMT 2012

On Saturday, January 07, 2012 08:03:20 PM Martijn van Exel wrote:
> Hi,
> Apartment buildings imported from GNIS appear as 'place=hamlet' in
> Salt Lake City (and quite possibly elsewhere). I think this is too
> much honor for 99% of apartment buildings. My guess is there was no
> way to distinguish these from other 'populated places' in the GNIS
> import - correct?
> My question is what to do with these? I don't want to delete them -
> they are valid geographical names. I am converting them into building
> outlines with name= wherever I can, but leaving the GNIS points in
> place for now. Any other suggestions?

I don't see any need to keep the points.  I've seen some GNIS points that are 
for apartment complexes and for those I outline the complex and tag it as a 
landuse:residential and add the name to it.

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