I am trying to name an area but the name only shows in my "edit" mode. It been a week now and other names I added is showed in the map. It is the area named Poppeludden, way #497816343, which I added on 2017-06-03.

I must have done something wrong but no idea what it is and how I can fix it. Is there any videoguide that shows it, how to do it step my by step?

asked 08 Jun '17, 15:45

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edited 09 Jun '17, 13:42

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Tagging a polygon with area=yes and a name does not supply enough information for rendering software to make an intelligent choice about how to make it visible.

If there is a corresponding landuse for the area in question, for example, landuse=industrial, or if the area is a park, tagged with leisure=park, then it would become visible on most maps. By the way, once you choose some other scheme to tag your area, in most cases the area=yes tag becomes redundant and should be deleted. (Exceptions to this rule that I'm aware of are highway=pedestrian and running tracks where one may tag the track with area=no.)

Even were you to determine that some other tags describe your area better, there are many objects that will not be rendered. This can happen for many reasons but often it's because there are too few of the objects in existence to justify the effort to render it or so many that the map would become cluttered (example: power lines and poles).

The question you need to ask yourself is; what is this area and how should I tag it? Leave the whole question of rendering out of your decision making process.



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answered 08 Jun '17, 18:57

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This is a little part in a park.

(09 Jun '17, 07:22) Ironwalkers

@Ironwalkers: That's not enough information. What part of the park is it? What makes it different from the park around it? Is it a sports pitch? A garden with a specific theme? Or is it just an area that happens to have a name of its own for whatever reason?

(09 Jun '17, 13:51) sleske

it is the last thing

just an area that happens to have a name

(09 Jun '17, 13:54) Ironwalkers

If it's just a place with a name you could tag it with place=locality. The Wiki says, "The place=locality tag can be used to name an unpopulated place which is not associated with any existing feature to which such a tag could be associated."

In other words, if it's not a park or some sort of landuse (industrial, forest, etc.), not a settlement or village of some sort, then the locality tag is the one to use.

(09 Jun '17, 18:14) AlaskaDave
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