[Talk-us] National Park boundaries
danielsabo at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 10:43:59 BST 2012
If you're OK with using non-rendering tags you should use the
established boundary=protected_area instead of something US specific (
). If you want it to render the convention I've been using for
national forests (copied from the way OSM Canada has imported their
public lands) is to tag it with:
+detailed protected_area tags.
On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 7:46 AM, Martijn van Exel <m at rtijn.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
> > a search for 'Golden Spike' yields nada. I was about to draw a
> > boundary=national_park around it with a name tag, so it would be a
> > little easier to find. But it turns out the NPS has a boundary
> > shapefile for all National Parks, Historic Sites, Rivers, Parkways,
> > Lakeshores and more than a dozen other categories.
> > I wouldn't object to importing park boundaries.
> > But, I find boundary=national_park odd, relative to the rest of
> > boundary=*. For truly large parks, it makes some sense.
> > A related issue is tagging the polygon rather than the boundary, and the
> > landuse=conservation/leisure=recreatation_ground tagging (not really
> > right for parks, but actually the combination describes the NPS
> > mission).
> > So I have a mild preference (not backed up by volunteering) to make the
> > park boundary/polygon tagging a bit more baked before importing.
> Boundary is used on ways and relations (and even on nodes..). I don't
> have a problem with using boundary ways if the boundaries are a set of
> disjoint, simple polygons like in this case. It's a shame that they
> are not rendered in default mapnik but that argument can't prevail
> over logical classification arguments.
> Maybe we should just introduce a new set of boundary= tags for the
> various NPS domains:
> There are 37 classes in total, most of them with only a few instances.
> What do y'all think of that idea?
>  Already in use, oddly 182 out of 183 uses are nodes, seems like an
> unfinished or ill-advised edit session:
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