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  • way relation - member
  • way - axis
  • node way area - address
  • node way area relation - associated / others
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This relation type groups together elements that are somehow related by a common identity.

This relation type was originally proposed as a generic solution for collecting the ways that make up a linear feature with a common name. However, this proposal was abandoned in favor of semantic relation types such as type=street, type=associatedStreet, type=route, and type=waterway. type=multilinestring later developed as a generic relation type, similar to the original proposal, for miscellaneous features. As of September 2023, only 13.6% of members of collection relations are highway=*, waterway=*, or railway=* ways as originally proposed.

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