[Talk-us] Apartment buildings as place=hamlet

Paul Norman penorman at mac.com
Sun Jan 8 02:00:34 GMT 2012

> From: Martijn van Exel [mailto:m at rtijn.org]
> Subject: [Talk-us] Apartment buildings as place=hamlet
> 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 tag these with landuse=residential name=* for the complex.
building=apartments or as applicable for the buildings.

OSM.org mapnik will render the names when tagged like this.

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