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This tag is recommanded for representing the tsunami's destroyed building.

I tried, but I see no difference on the map between "building=yes" and "building=collapsed".

Does anyone knows why ?


asked 25 Mar '11, 12:15

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edited 25 Mar '11, 12:16

The standard 'Mapnik' render is not designed as a crisis mapping platform. Just as it is also not the best map for planning cycle tours, MTB biking, white-water excursions or a host of other activities which have specialist dedicated maps produced from OSM data. Please remember OpenStreetMap is primarily about creating geographical data: rendered maps are just one of the ways which this data is consumed.

Suitable visualisations of crisis related data are available: for instance those made by Pascal Neis, or the POI map or the damage overlay capabilities of All-in-One map for Garmin devices.

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answered 25 Mar '11, 13:34

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If you have a look at the wiki, it reads

It is common to use building=< building typology > if you have this information. Renderers are free to support these or just treat them as synonyms for building=yes.

As you can see Mapnik seems to treat 'collapsed' as 'yes'

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answered 25 Mar '11, 12:50

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This depends entirely on the renderer used.

The tag was strongly used after the Haiti quake, see e.g.:

And it was used to create a Haiti disaster relief map:

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answered 25 Mar '11, 13:14

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Yes, mapnik treats all building values that are not "no" as buildings and will render them. Please note that the wiki defines building=<building typology=""> but "collapsed" is a building state, not a typology, so I'd consider this "tagging for the renderer" (because although "semantically wrong" it will be displayed "OK").

It might be an alternative to use the well established attribute ruins=yes.

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answered 25 Mar '11, 13:33

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