Super-Relation

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Definition
Relation that contains other relations. Relations have initially been created to contain nodes, ways or areas and combinations thereof. Also referred to as a 'parent' in osmosis.

Usage

Nested relations as those hierarchic structures made of super- and sub-relations are also called, are virtually undocumented, rarely used but still there is an effort to process them.

Examples of a super-relation is the Great Lakes which contains relations of each of its 5 lakes.

See also