[OSM-talk] Square

Renaud Martinet karouf at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 00:25:46 BST 2007

I think the point of having a dedicated tag for plaza/square is that  
it conveys meaning: in most French cities (and I would guess in  
Italian and Spanish cities too), plazas are important features and  
thus should be tagged as such, not only with a pair of tags that just  
describe it functionnaly. I would really need such a tag in my city  
as there are like 3 or 4 plazas which are important landmarks ans it  
wouldn't make sense that they get tagged just as an area dedicated to  


On 9 Jul 2007, at 22:28, Jörg Ehrichs wrote:

> 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
> rendered.
> But at the end the area tag is more usefull for any kind of area we  
> can think
> of.
> ---
> Jörg
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