[OSM-talk] Square

Jörg Ehrichs jehrichs at stud.hs-bremen.de
Mon Jul 9 21:28:30 BST 2007

On Monday 09 July 2007 22:12:16 David wrote:
> I would think a square is always going to be an area and never linear
> so area=yes is not needed to clarify. Just create an appropriate
> key/value that applies to node/area and use it. As with leisure=park,
> amenity=parking and so on.

Any key/value pair for this is just a synonym for highway=pedestrian area=yes 
just shorter. I don't believe we need this.

At the moment the only downsite with the area tag is that it does not get 

But at the end the area tag is more usefull for any kind of area we can think 


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