[OSM-talk] Tagging POI's - Nodes vs. areas

colliar colliar4ever at aol.com
Tue Apr 21 14:17:17 UTC 2015


While this email would rather suit tagging@ or help.openstreetmap.org I
gonna try to answer:

First of all, please, do not mix building-use and building=*. The later
is for the construction type which might overlap with the actual use.

amenity=hospital is the tag for a hospital and needed to get it rendered
but this can include several buildings and even the surrounding area.

Well, for a single building both might be needed:


cu colliar

Am 21.04.2015 um 15:58 schrieb EthnicFood IsGreat:
> 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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