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

moltonel 3x Combo moltonel at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 14:50:23 UTC 2014

On 07/10/2014, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In this case this is correct: non-closed ways shouldn't be tagged
>> area=*, because "no" is implicit for non-closed ways and "yes" would
>> by definition turn the object into an "area" rather than a "way".
> it is not correct for the reason I have written above: closed ways that
> should be interpreted as a linear feature and not as an area do need
> area=no

Sorry, you're right. I got confused because that tag's value acutally
defines the category of the object. Wiki fixed :) Also marked
onRelation=no, my gut feeling being that all uses of area=* on
relations are bogus. Will check.

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