Hi, Am 26.02.19 um 10:14 schrieb ika-chan! (OpenStreetMap): > Hi, will this mean that the coastline will eventually no longer need to > follow a particular direction?
No, the coastline still has to follow a particular direction. Many map styles (e.g. OSM Carto) do not load OSM coastline ways directly from their rendering database but use land or sea polygons and coastline linestrings from openstreetmapdata.com as shape files. openstreetmapdata.com uses the OSMCoastline tool to convert the coastline ways from OSM to land polygons, sea polygons and a curated set of coastlines as linestrings. In order to be able to convert the linestrings into polygons, it is required to know which side of a way is land and which is sea because we don't map continents or oceans as mutlipolygons. Please note that we do not map for a specific map style only. Best regards Michael -- Michael Reichert www.geofabrik.de Geofabrik GmbH Handelsregister: HRB Mannheim 703657 Amalienstr. 44 Geschaeftsfuehrung: C. Karch, F. Ramm 76133 Karlsruhe Tel: 0721-1803560-3 reich...@geofabrik.de Fax: 0721-1803560-9
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