[OSM-talk] Not attaching polygons to roads

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Wed Feb 26 00:33:45 UTC 2014

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM, hbogner <hbogner at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'll always make polygon separate from the road.
> One of the reasons is that we mark road only with it's centerline and not
> whole dimensions, shape and width.
> And if we connect the polygon to that centerline we create false data.
> Those fileds end at the certain distance from road centerline, 1m, 2m,
> 5m,10m... and there is no reason to virtualy extend them and falsify the
> real world.

Wouldn't it be nice if the editors wouldn't allow polygon to connect to
highways. I understand that it hard to implement, but when you need to make
changes to either object, it is a pain.

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