[OSM-talk] buildings

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 00:30:51 BST 2007

Come on Steve, keep up... we've all been rendering buildings for some time

Here are some glass houses in Kew Gardens, and over on the right is the
National Archive:

Come to think of it, weren't you at this mapping party anyway?


On 7/24/07, Chris Fleming <me at chrisfleming.org> wrote:
> Steve Coast wrote:
> > I went to central london today and had 15 minutes so I grabbed a load
> > of streets. As I tag them up, I've noticed how all the buildings are
> > fairly well outlined in the aerial imagery even if they are slightly
> > off due to parallax of the offset camera not being over the top of
> > every building. That is, you can see the some of the sides of the
> > buildings often.
> >
> > It strikes me that doing all the building outlines in london is very
> > possible, and something we can do without visiting.
> >
> > So, my question is what's the status of building=* and what is the
> > status of mapnik and t at h rendering it?
> >
> > If those two or three things line up, should we start putting in the
> > outlines of lots of buildings?
> >
> I've been doing this for a while for some buildings.
> tiles at home will render building=* as a building so I tend to add this to
> anything I want on the map. It would be good to get this added to mapnik
> as well. Using the * is nice because we don't have to define every
> building type up front, and it's sensible to render most building
> outlines in the same way.
> Cheers
> Chris
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