[OSM-talk] Square

Sebastian Spaeth Sebastian at SSpaeth.de
Mon Jul 9 20:34:22 BST 2007

Alex Mauer wrote:
>>>> I can't find anything in map features about a (town) square and
>>>> can't remember what has been said about it earlier. Any suggestions
>>>> on how to tag such a place? amenity=square or place=square maybe?
>>> seems there's no common sense yet how to tag it:

> I believe area is not the right tag for that; reading the description
> for it, it looks like a car turnaround space at the end of a cul-de-sac.

That's what it had originally been proposed for. But as you see the 
comments indicate that this is really much for flexible and can be used 
for squares/plazas etc in general. You could have a pedestrian area... 
or whatnot using area=yes.


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