[OSM-talk] golf question

Hugh Barnes list.osm at hughbris.com
Sat Dec 27 08:02:19 GMT 2008

On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 12:39:42 +0530
Kenneth Gonsalves <lawgon at au-kbc.org> wrote:

> I am developing what in golfing terms is known as a stroke saver.
> This is a map of a golf course where the distances between various
> points are marked. The points may be significant rocks, trees, palm
> trees, yardage markers, sprinkler heads ... since these tags are
> specific to golf, I would not expect the regular renderers to ever
> render these. However the tags would be in the OSM database and
> rendered by a dedicated server. I would like some feedback on how to
> make these tags. I was thinking of something like this:
> golf=marker
> marker=tree/palm/rock/yardage/sprinkler etc
> description=some description
> Using this I expect to generate an svg image on which the lines can
> be drawn to show distances from given markers to other markers.
> Or could these lines be ways?
> golf=yardage
> distance=n
> any comments would be appreciated.

I would say, if I understand correctly, that since these lines are
derived in this sense, they shouldn't be in the database. Also, since
the lines can be rendered from the markers, they don't need to be.

Never thought I'd be answering a golf question. Hope that helps, anyway.

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