[OSM-talk] [Spam] Using multipolygons as boundaries

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Mon Jan 5 10:14:57 GMT 2009

On Mon, Jan 05, 2009 at 09:41:00AM +0000, Peter Miller wrote:
> On 4 Jan 2009, at 21:08, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> > I am thus suggesting that we drop using the special "type=boundary"
> > relation and instead use a simple "type=multipolygon" for  
> > administrative
> > areas. Everything else would stay the same (boundary=administrative,
> > admin_level=x, name=y, ...). Members would not carry the roles  
> > "exclave"
> > and "enclave" (which seem to have been difficult to understand for
> > some), but instead simply "outer" and "inner" just like with plain
> > multipolygons.
> >
> > I have described the suggested change in detail here:
> >
> > http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Relation:boundary#Use_type.3Dmultipolygon_instead
> >
> Sound good to me. Do we have to make all the changes manually or could  
> some sort of robot do it for us - or are robots still not trusted for  
> any job - also, should we get confirmation that the main renderers are  

Robots are fine if you know what you are doing. :-) So at least the
change from type=boundary to type=multipolygon and the exclave/enclave
to inner/outer can be done automatically. More detailed changes could be
done manually with the help of OSM Inspector or other check tools.

Jochen Topf  jochen at remote.org  http://www.remote.org/jochen/  +49-721-388298

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