[OSM-talk] Tagging POI's - Nodes vs. areas
ethnicfoodisgreat at gmail.com
Tue Apr 21 13:58:04 UTC 2015
I want to know how to tag buildings which are also amenities or shops. I
have consulted the wiki and I cannot find a clear explanation of this. Say
you have a building which is a hospital. One way to tag the polygon would
be "building = hospital." Another way would be "amenity = hospital."
Another way would be to simply tag the building as "building = yes" and
then place a node inside the building polygon and tag the node as "amenity
= hospital." I'm thinking in terms of how the hospital will show up in the
various renderers. Do most renderers require the "amenity" tag in order to
display a hospital symbol at that location? (In other words, what happens
if I just use the "building = hospital" tag on the polygon and no amenity
tag?) And what about the hospital name? Do I include it with the building
polygon or the node? Or both? This is very confusing. It seems there is
a certain amount of overlap when it comes to the application of building,
amenity, and shop tags.
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