[OSM-talk] Landuse areas etc. abutting highways

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 14:52:20 BST 2009

2009/10/6 David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com>:
> On 06/10/2009 14:09, John Smith wrote:
>> Some people are marking the landuse hard up against roads, but this
>> isn't correct since the property boundary never touches any roads, at
>> least none that I'm aware of, and foot paths etc use the same land use
>> area as roads.
> I keep adjacent areas separate, a small number of metres away from the way
> for the road, which essentially reflects a model of reality without being
> over pedantic about the exact distance. This includes grass in the middle of
> islands and the like. Because road widths are exaggerated in the renderers
> that means areas neatly abut them when drawn, which is just the way it
> should be IMO. If the road moves (due to inaccurate mapping) it does mean
> the area has to be moved too, which is somewhat inconvenient. On the other
> hand selecting an area which shares edges with ways is a pain, so there is
> also some loss of convenience (not to mention lack of reality) in sharing
> edges.

We now have property boundaries for about 1/4 of Australia, so this
makes it perfectly obvious the property boundaries, and the road
usually runs down the middle however that isn't always the case.

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