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Hi, I live in Paris and i got problem with the visualization of a couple of underground metro stations like this one. As a map "consumer" i found "ugly" this "rectangle" under the street... I know that data is more important than the representation but still do you know a way to make it more user friendly? Thanks a lot. Djiril

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asked 14 Jun '22, 13:51

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There is an rather old and lengthy issue about the rendering of underground buildings:

(19 Jun '22, 11:27) scai ♦

As it's underground, I'd remove the building tag from all the stations.


I'd also remove two of the Madeleine stations as it contravenes this practice:,_one_OSM_element

What tags are required to return all 308 Paris Metro stations?

nwr[railway=station] [station=subway] [network~"Métro de Paris"]

The above returns just 27 stations.

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answered 18 Jun '22, 16:26

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edited 19 Jun '22, 16:33


Why? building:levels:underground= is a thing. It's true underground structures is an undecided topic, but I won't discount representing it as a building. =station only says it's a station area, not a structure.

(19 Jun '22, 05:50) Kovoschiz

Hi Djiril, good question but what do you mean by the illustration of a Paris Metro system. Which do you like better this one, or the station ? You could go back to nodes if you like, the earlier OSM times, but we are past that one. The original mapper of the station has just drawn a simple square the easiest way, but it is covered by the priority buildings have over other items.

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answered 15 Jun '22, 11:10

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