[OSM-talk] Properly tagging is_in of roads

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 16:10:44 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Olav Einervoll <olav at einervoll.com> wrote:
> Hi
> To get proper searching of roads and stuff is this the correct way to do it?
> For the village:
> name: John's Village
> place: village
> is_in: Municipality, County, Country
> and then for every road example:
> highway: secondary
> name: John's road
> is_in: John's Village

Aaargh, that's a very complicated and error prone way to do it. I
certainly wouldn't advise you to tag every road with is_in. Instead,
it's a much better idea to make an area to represent the village, and
other programs can use that to work out which road is in the village
using spatial maths.


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