NOTICE: help.openstreetmap.org is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum

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

Circeus's gravatar image

Circeus
58391426
accept rate: 7%

edited 31 Mar '12, 17:58


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

permanent link

answered 31 Mar '12, 19:47

EdLoach's gravatar image

EdLoach ♦
19.5k16156280
accept rate: 22%

2

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

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here

By RSS:

Answers

Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text](http://url.com/ "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:

×930
×230
×23

question asked: 31 Mar '12, 17:58

question was seen: 3,123 times

last updated: 01 Apr '12, 00:02

NOTICE: help.openstreetmap.org is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum