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

moltonel 3x Combo moltonel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 13:54:08 UTC 2014


On 07/10/2014, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 11:05 AM, moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> I think it is very confusing for new comers. The description uses the
> OSM primitives vocabular "node", "way", "relation" where the "area" is
> mixing them. It could be improved by saying "point" instead of node,
> or "linear" instead of way (until the area becomes a real OSM
> primitive) and "relational" for the relation. Just a proposal.

I agree with this, but it's quite a bit more work, and introducing new
standard vocabulary to OSM isn't for the faint of heart.
<captain_hindsight>We should've had a proper area primitive in OSM
since the beginning.</captain_hindsight>



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