[OSM-talk] node vs. area for amenities in wiki templates

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Fri Jan 23 20:47:56 GMT 2009

Map Features as well as the info boxes on the individual pages list many
"building" amenities (cafe, cinema...) and other usually area-like
amenities (grave_yard) as node features, while others (brothel,
crematorium...) allow for node or area representation. In some cases,
areas are listed as possible on the individual pages, but not on Map
Features. The situation is similar for shop (apparently, shop=shoes can
be an area, but shop=hardware can't), man_made etc.

In mapping practice, however, I see those features used on nodes and
areas, no matter what's in the wiki. Does everyone agree that these are
simply documentation errors and should be corrected?

Tobias Knerr

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