[OSM-talk] Landuse areas etc. abutting highways

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Fri Oct 9 09:15:48 BST 2009

MP wrote:
>> In practice, almost all mapping seems to use approach (a) - but would
>> approach (b) be easier for subsequent editing and addition of detail, and
>> rather clearer as it avoids superimposed ways and potential editing errors?
> I think that the correct way is b) - three separate lines. Since if
> the border of the farm also is somehow displayed (for example if it is
> fenced, thus having fenced=yes or barrier=fence tags), in the first
> case (all lines joined to one line) the border would go through center
> of the road, resulting in artifacts like fence in the middle of road.
Also, in this example when using a), when you show access points such as 
gates, stiles etc they would indicate that they were blocking the road.
Not good

Dave F.

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