[OSM-talk] wiki tag page template: ways vs areas vs relations

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Tue Oct 7 09:23:18 UTC 2014

On Di, Okt 07, 2014 at 11:05:30 +0200, moltonel 3x Combo wrote:
> all tag pages on the wiki have a sidebar[1] that tells which element
> (node, way, area, relation) the tag applies to. Since an "area" is
> either a closed way or a multipolygon relation, my understanding has
> always been that if a tag is only meant for an area (for example most
> landuse tags), it shouldn't be documented as usable on "ways" and
> "relations" in general. In other words, for that template's usecase,
> ways/area/relations are separate sets, despite sharing primitives.
> Is that everyone else's understanding too ? In that case, I'll mention
> that fact in the template's documentation, and keep an eye out for
> misdocumented tags.
> [1]:http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Template:ValueDescription


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