[Talk-us] Apartment buildings as place=hamlet

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 8 01:16:12 GMT 2012


On 1/7/2012 8:03 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?
>
building=apartments: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building



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