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

Matthias Julius lists at julius-net.net
Fri Jan 23 21:45:34 GMT 2009

Tobias Knerr <osm at tobias-knerr.de> writes:

> 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?

I do.


More information about the talk mailing list