[OSM-talk] Square

Christoph Eckert ce at christeck.de
Mon Jul 9 21:34:31 BST 2007


> I thought area=yes was just a generic way of allowing all current
> linear features to also be areas. The tag is needed because areas are
> closed ways not a separate data privative. With out the area tag it's
> not really possible to determine if a closed way tagged with
> highway=residential is an area or just a circular street.
>
> 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.
>
> We just need to come up with an appropriate key/value to use.

something like
area=residential
area=service
area=parking
area=pedestrian
and so on?

Cheers,

ce





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