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

moltonel 3x Combo moltonel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 14:40:28 UTC 2014

On 07/10/2014, moltonel 3x Combo <moltonel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/10/2014, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/SemanticElements is a quick attempt
at this. Template:DescriptionLang could point there instead of towards
Elements. Not sure how good an idea it is.

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