[Talk-us] Apartment buildings as place=hamlet

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Sun Jan 8 08:04:33 GMT 2012

On Sat, 2012-01-07 at 18:00 -0800, Paul Norman wrote:
> > 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.

Be careful to match the outline with other datasets.  Going to the
routable centerline of the highway is definitely not optimal:

1) Landuse doesn't overlap the highway.

2) Maintainability when areas overlap highways just plain sucks.

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