Proposed features/circular

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Key:circular
Status: Canceled (inactive)
Proposed by: LordOfMapping
Tagging: circular=yes,no
Applies to: Way Area
Definition: to mark circular objects / areas / ways
Rendered as: -
Drafted on: 2013-07-15
RFC start: 2013-07-15
Vote start: never
Vote end: never

Background

This tag should mark circular objects / areas / ways as circular so that the renderer can render them as circles. This reduces the number of nodes in circular ways and makes the map look better especially on high zoom-levels.

Usage

Use circular=yes to mark circular objects / areas / ways.
Use circular=no to mark octagons, dodecagons etc.

Examples

A round storage tank:
building=storage_tank
circular=yes

A roundabout:
highway=residential
junction=roundabout
circular=yes

A building that looks like a octagon:
building=yes
circular=no

A useless discussion on daft tag, like this one, usually on the tagging@ list:
circular=yes

Comments

Please discuss under the talk page.