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As more information comes in, one more and more comes across cases where the same information has been either spread over several different data points (e.g. a church building is mapped, and a separate node bears the amenity and name tags). I have in fact come across several cases where the same, or some information is spread over three pieces of data: an area, a building, and a node (usually bearing all the same name, but an area and node bearing duplicate amenity tags is also common).

I have been removing such duplication with extreme prejudice whenever I run across it, but I'm vaguely wondering if it is a sound approach. Any thoughts?

asked 31 Mar '12, 17:58

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edited 31 Mar '12, 17:58

This wiki page suggests that what you are doing, based on the description in your question, is correct.

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answered 31 Mar '12, 19:47

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If I trace a building that previously was just a node I copy the info over to the building then delete the node. If I trace a suburb I think its important to delete the name node otherwise the name seems to appear outside the suburb in the nominatim

(01 Apr '12, 00:02) andy mackey
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