[OSM-talk] Adding architect names to buildings

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Fri Feb 20 01:54:34 GMT 2009


Shaun McDonald wrote:
> And if you use a relation, people won't bother searching for the  
> relation.

Agreed. Anything that logically is an attribute should also be modelled 
as a tag not a relation. Otherwise the next thing is that people say "I 
don't want to tag highway=residential because there are so many typos, 
let me rather create a relation that contains all residential highways, 
that will rule out any problems and make the structure clearer" ;-)

Relations should come into play when things can belong to more than one 
group of the same kind; the "architect designs building" role is not 
usually one of them, unless you're trying to model collaborations...


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