[OSM-talk] buildings

Darryl Shpak darryl at shpak.ca
Mon Aug 13 17:37:04 BST 2007

Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> In my original validator I made an exception for this: if a way is
> looped (so that it is an area) then the the arrows don't have to face
> the same way. They still need to be ordered, just the arrows don't
> have all face the same way.
> This solves your problem. I seem to remember convincing someone to fix
> osmarender so that it handles this case fine. However,  don't think
> any other parts of the system handle this...

Is this considered a "good" way to create areas? I'm doing some landuse= 
tagging, and the obvious borders tend to be things like roads and train 
tracks. I've avoided using the existing segments to create the landuse= 
ways, because the segments would not be pointing in consistent 
directions...but if this is "ok", it would make my work easier, and I 
think it would also make the data cleaner.

- Darryl

More information about the talk mailing list