Posted by MOI N on 7 September 2020 in English (English).

I was just going through some places in OGF and just realized that malls were actually very barren. Usually the name of the mall is given and then the rest is ignored. We should be putting the shops into malls, just like if it was a high street. Thank you.

Comment from zhenkang on 7 September 2020 at 08:19

Show us a few malls which we can model on, then

Comment from Yuanls on 7 September 2020 at 12:57

I do prefer to assign shops to malls if the malls are single storey (i.e. most out-of-town locations). I leave multistorey malls (i.e. most city centres) untagged.

The problem with mapping multistorey malls is that you’re stacking different layers on top of each other, effectively leaving an unstructured mess when it’s rendered. This leaves the map both ugly and uninformative, unless you look in the metadata. This is the case for Westfields in London or Grand Central in Birmingham (which is even worse because it’s actually a multistorey mall stacked on top of a railway station).

This leads to another, more general, question - how do we tag multilevel buildings that feature different amenities and landuses on each floor? I usually tag only the bottom floor, or the most important floor.

Comment from KTheBritMC on 7 September 2020 at 16:35

Zhenkang, dunno if you’re still doing your challenges but that could be the next one

Comment from MOI N on 8 September 2020 at 03:47

my malls aren’t really to be modeled on but i try include various shops.

Comment from MOI N on 8 September 2020 at 03:47

i don’t think there is a model. i think one has to be made.

Comment from plainoldbread on 12 September 2020 at 20:29

I already do this

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