[OSM-talk] Fwd: [Tagging] Tagging the local language

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sat Jan 11 00:04:15 UTC 2020

On Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 2:49 AM Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>

> or to use tricks like the “place=neighbourhood” one (which is based on
> POIs rather than polygons)?
> It is certainly wrong to do this.

I think the “trick” here is referring to the stand at practice of mapping
all place= features as nodes, including neighborhoods, because their
boundaries are usually fuzzy (and precise boundaries can be mapped with
boundary=administrative or another boundary= tag).

Oceans are better mapped as nodes because the cause no harm this way, and
database users can even use the node to find out the names in various
languages, and use them to put a label in a hand-selected place.

Mapping oceans (And seas) as multipolygons using the coastline would be
much worse, because the huge relations would be hard to maintain, the
borders between oceans would arbitrary and not verifiable, and editing the
coastline anywhere would be very likely to cause an editing conflict.

(These trains are also why it is a bad idea to map large bays, seas and
straits as areas)

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/attachments/20200111/7933754d/attachment-0001.htm>

More information about the talk mailing list