Hello, I'd like to use OSM data to make a simple (printable) city plan with hotels marked. Since the software I render the data in uses NODES for placing map symbols, not the hotel buildings (areas tagged with tourism=hotel), can I add nodes on top of the correctly tagged buildings? Or is it a wrong approach? How would they render on OSM and how would it affect the search?

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asked 13 Oct '14, 22:11

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If you'd like nodes instead of ways in OSM data, I'd suggest that you look at the "--all-to-nodes" option of osmconvert.

(13 Oct '14, 22:36) SomeoneElse ♦

Alright, I got ya guys. Cheers.

(13 Oct '14, 23:07) Houmr9

Two frequent good practice advice are don't tag for the renderer and one feature, one OSM element. You shouldn't add a hotel node if there already is a hotel area (it's actually common practice to "upgrade" a feature from a node to an area when adding details to the map).

Instead, you should either get your software to handle areas or, as SomeoneElse suggested, convert areas to nodes (in your local import, not in the osm db!) before using osmconvert's --all-to--nodes option.

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