How does this autodetection of the place-boundaries work?
The algorithm can be quite usefull. --MarcusWolschon 06:54, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
Right now the alg. is still under development so anything might change... It now looks for residential way nodes in certain distances to the place node. if it finds a band of distances without such nodes it expects the place to be limited there. However if another place node is too near to this extent the limit will be reduced to the half of the distance to the next node. if the place is not mapped or the extent is below the default the default applies. --Gary68 10:27, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
I was experimenting with an auto detection algorithm that distinguishes between directions but I got frustrated a bit since the results were not satisfying. Nevertheless if time permits and I have another good idea I will resume this work. In the meantime draw place areas :-) --Gary68 14:17, 14 January 2009 (UTC)