[OSM-talk] Landuse areas etc. abutting highways

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Tue Oct 6 15:06:16 BST 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 9:39 AM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com> wrote:
>> With the tools available to us at the moment attaining
>> reality is a lot of work For instance the majority of mappers don't draw
>> an area for, lets say, an 1800mm wide pavement/sidewalk, they would use
>> a linear way to represent it.
> Personally I'd say that's because the way doesn't represent the sidewalk,
> it represents a path of travel which happens to coincide with a sidewalk.
> But I think I'm in the minority there.

By the way, so long as the linear way has a width tagged, it can be treated
as an area subject to certain constraints (must be constant "width").

Most sidewalks pretty much meet that criterion, and roads sort of meet it
(not at intersections, though).
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