[OSM-talk] Square

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 22:49:03 BST 2007


On 7/9/07, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/9/07, David <thewinch at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> It would be a circular street. If it was an area, it would be
> landuse=residential. In general, it's only meta-information (e.g
> source_ref) that can apply to both ways and areas.

Ah, d'oh. Now that I've read the area=yes wiki page, I understand what
you mean. Forget what I said.

Andy




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